Godzilla Creator Drops Suit Over Honda Minivan Ad

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT) -- The creator of Godzilla called off its attack against American Honda Motor Co. Inc. on Wednesday, dropping a California trademark infringement suit over a minivan ad campaign that featured the iconic monster.

Godzilla had a cameo — without permission — in a recent TV ad aimed at revamping the staid image of the Odyssey minivan, Godzilla creator Toho Co. Ltd. said in a complaint filed in early February.

Toho wanted the ad yanked off the air, and said that Honda, its ad firm Rubin Postaer and...
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