Marvel Sues MGA Over Spider-Man Licensing Deals

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The owners of the Spider-Man character are seeking more than $4.8 million from MGA Entertainment Inc. in lawsuits claiming the company violated licensing agreements granting it rights to certain Marvel Entertainment Inc. characters.

In a complaint filed Friday in New York County Court, MGA is accused of using Marvel characters including Spider-Man and Ghost Rider on certain merchandise not covered under two licensing agreements with Marvel.

California-based MGA is also accused of violating several licensing agreements with Spider-Man Merchandising LP, which oversees licensing and merchandising for...
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