High Court Declines Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too

Law360, New York (June 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the quest of A.A. Milne’s granddaughter to regain the copyright for stories featuring the author’s beloved children's character, Winnie the Pooh.

The High Court denied certiorari on Monday, letting stand a decision handed down by the San-Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last December upholding a previous licensing agreement.

The decision comes as a blow to Clare Milne, who has been attempting to dislodge the Slesinger estate for years from its long-running license agreement with Walt Disney Co. so...
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