Tattoo Artist Can't Block Release Of 'Hangover 2'

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. movie "The Hangover: Part II" will come out as scheduled Thursday, following a Missouri federal judge's denial Tuesday of an injunction bid by a tattoo artist who says a tattoo sported by a character in the film infringes his copyrighted design.

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry rejected S. Victor Whitmill's motion for a preliminary injunction blocking the release of the film but allowed the infringement suit to proceed.

Whitmill, who designed boxer Mike Tyson's distinctive face tattoo, sued Warner Bros....
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Whitmill v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Case Number

4:11-cv-00752

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Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

April 28, 2011

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