Marvel Trims Artists' IP Suit Over Iron Man Armor Design

Law360, Los Angeles (March 27, 2017, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Marvel on Monday won partial dismissal of an infringement suit alleging it stole the body armor design worn by Iron Man from two comic book artists, though a New York federal court allowed a claim, saying a promotional poster bore similarity to one from the artists’ comic book series.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken dismissed in part and granted in part a bid by Walt Disney’s Marvel Entertainment to dismiss the suit by Horizon Comics Productions Inc.

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