Kimberly-Clark Wriggles Out Of Jean Diapers IP Suit

Law360, San Diego (September 23, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday tossed a copyright owner’s suit alleging Huggies diapers maker Kimberly-Clark Corp. ripped off his idea for diapers designed to look like jeans.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington granted Kimberly-Clark’s bid to dismiss the case with prejudice, finding that the parties’ jean diapers were not substantially similar, and awarded the defendant attorneys’ fees and costs.

Richard Pollick filed the copyright infringement suit against Kimberly-Clark in June, claiming the company created and distributed unauthorized reproductions and derivatives of the diapers after Pollick,...
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