Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fleischer Studios v. AVELA (9th Cir. - Feb. 23, 2011)

Want to know the history of the "Betty Boop" character, as well as its current copyright status.

Here you go.

A neat little story.

P.S. - So is the appeal.  Be sure to check out the trademark section of the opinion.  Notice that the court repeatedly finds dispositive controlling Ninth Circuit authority that neither side cited.  Ouch.