'Pooh' Rights Owner Wants Disney Fight Sent Back To USPTO

Law360, Washington (July 9, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Stephen Slesinger Inc. urged the Federal Circuit on Monday to return its fight with Disney Enterprises Inc. over royalties from the "Winnie the Pooh" franchise to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, saying it never turned over the rights for the characters to Disney.

Slesinger, who owns the trademarks and rights for A.A. Milne's celebrated "Winnie the Pooh" characters, claimed that the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board erred when it dismissed the company's claims that Disney had taken over the franchise erroneously due to a...
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