2nd Circ. Won't Rethink Marvel's IP Win Over Artist's Heirs

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit refused Tuesday to reconsider a panel's ruling that Marvel Comics Worldwide Inc. owns the copyrights to comic books drawn by legendary artist Jack Kirby, rejecting a request by Kirby's children to rehear or hold an en banc hearing on the decision.

The denial of the Kirby heirs' petition for rehearing leaves in place a three-judge panel's August ruling that confirmed Marvel owned the rights to comic book franchises that have translated into blockbuster films in recent years, such as "Spider-Man." The judges determined...
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Case Information

Case Title

Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 PROPERTY RIGHTS-Copyright

Date Filed

August 16, 2011

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