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News: Disney, Warner Bros, Sue Over 'Counterfeit' Costumes

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Sep 20, 2012 10:18:00 AM

One "birthday party entertainer" is facing a multi-million dollar claim for renting and selling character outfits.


Someone call Commissioner Gordon. Someone is selling Batman's costume without permission.

Warner Bros., Disney and retailer Sanrio have teamed together to stop an Orange County, Calif.-based website from renting and selling counterfeit costumes. The penalty for enlivening childrens' birthday parties with unlicensed costumes including Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Superman, and Hello Kitty? Try as much as $2 million per costume.

To read the complete story, please visit The Hollywood Reporter

Topics: Counterfeiting, Licensing and Entertainment, Intellectual Property


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