Disney Fires Back In 'Little Miss' T-Shirt Dispute

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Walt Disney Co. has filed counterclaims in a trademark suit over T-shirts featuring Disney characters and slogans such as “Little Miss Sassy,” arguing that the London-based company that publishes the “Little Miss” series of children's books cannot monopolize the use of words Disney alleges are generic.

Disney filed an answer to the amended complaint by Thoip, a division of Chorion Ltd., on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that the phrase “Little Miss” is generic. Thoip in...
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