Comic Co. Tries To Snare Spider-Man In Marvel IP Fight

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 7:21 PM EST) -- Comic book company Stan Lee Media Inc. on Thursday asked the Second Circuit to let it pursue the rights to Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s Spider-Man and other intellectual property it purportedly bought from industry icon Stan Lee, arguing that it has had no chance to prove its case.

In an unusual case that pits a company against its namesake and former owner, SLMI is fighting Stan Lee — one of Marvel's premier talents until his retirement in 1998 — and Marvel itself, saying that SLMI owns the...
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