Hasbro Sues WB Over 'Dungeons & Dragons' Film Rights

Law360, Los Angeles (May 14, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT) -- Hasbro Inc. filed a copyright lawsuit in California federal court on Monday in an effort to halt a new Warner Bros. Pictures-produced Dungeons & Dragons movie, arguing that the production company behind the planned project lost the sequel rights after its 2000 D&D movie.

The suit alleges that, under the terms of Hasbro's 1994 trademark agreement with Sweetpea Entertainment Inc., the company ceded the right to make films based on the role-playing game five years after its movie tanked at the box office. Hasbro said the...
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