Mattel Skirts Copyright Claim In 'Princess Charm School' IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Friday dismissed a claim that Mattel Inc. had infringed copyrighted cover art for the children's book “Princess Charm School” with its cover for a DVD of the same name, finding that no jury would regard the two covers as substantially similar.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge James Payne also dismissed a claim of emotional distress, leaving only the plaintiff's claim of trademark infringement regarding the "Princess Charm School" name remaining in the case. The plaintiff voluntarily withdrew two other copyright...
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