Stan Lee Media On Brink Of Losing 'Conan' Rights

Law360, Los Angeles (February 10, 2012, 9:48 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to vacate a 2002 bankruptcy order that transferred Stan Lee Media Inc.'s intellectual property rights to "Conan the Barbarian," a decision attorneys say may spell the end of an ownership dispute over the fictional hero.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson said the order which transferred the character’s rights was valid, shooting down SLMI's claims that a host of procedural errors by a bankruptcy court invalidated the transfer of the Conan property. The ruling will likely derail the suit SLMI...
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