10th Circ. Latest To Nix Group's Marvel Character Claims

Law360, New York (December 23, 2014, 3:22 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday rejected an oft-asserted claim from a group called Stan Lee Media Inc. that it owns the rights to Spider-Man and other lucrative Marvel Comics characters created by its famed former president, the latest court to do so in recent months.

SLMI has argued for years that it, not Marvel or parent Walt Disney Co., owns the rights to Spider-Man and others through an obscure 1998 agreement with Stan Lee himself — who is no longer affiliated with the group. Six different...
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