Jury Mostly Backs Custom 'Warhammer' Parts In IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal jury Friday delivered a verdict mostly in favor of a small hobby business accused of infringing copyrights and trademarks covering tabletop battle game Warhammer 40,000 by selling customizable add-on components for figurines and vehicles used in the game.

In a mixed verdict, jurors found that some add-on parts manufactured by Texas-based Chapterhouse Studios LLC did not violate Warhammer publisher Games Workshop Ltd.'s intellectual property, and several more were protected by the fair use doctrine, according to a trial transcript. Attorneys representing Chapterhouse described...
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