Universal Wants Alleged Knockoff 'Battleship' Sunk

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Universal Studios Inc. has sued film production company The Global Asylum Inc. over plans to release an alleged knockoff of the upcoming movie “Battleship” that Universal says violates copyright laws, according to a filing made public Wednesday.

Global Asylum, commonly known as the Asylum, has announced that it will release a straight-to-DVD film called “American Battleship” on May 22.

Universal claims in a complaint filed April 20 that the Asylum movie rips off the plot, titles, packaging and ads of its own “Battleship,” a movie which...
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Universal City Studios LLC et al v. The Global Asylum Inc et al


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2:12-cv-03454

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

April 19, 2012

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