Hasbro Hit With Suit Over Candy Land Movie Plans

Law360, New York (July 17, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT) -- An entertainment design firm that claims to have created much of the popular board game Candy Land lodged a suit Thursday aimed at stopping Hasbro Inc.'s reported plans to use elements of the game to make a movie starring Adam Sandler.

The game and the name have been sold by Hasbro subsidiary Milton Bradley since the 1940s, but Landmark Entertainment Group LLC says that in 1984 it redesigned the box and game board and created the game's characters and storyline. According to Landmark's complaint, the firm created the copyright-protected material independently and then licensed it to Hasbro; the game maker reportedly says...

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