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9th Circuit Rules Against Family of Betty Boop Creator

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The 9th Circuit has ruled that Betty Boop is a free woman, i.e., that the family of her creator Max Fleischer has failed in its assertion of copyright and trademark rights in the cartoon character. The underlying lawsuit concerned Betty Boop merchandise sold by defendants A.V.E.L.A., Art-Nostalgia.com, X One X Movie Archive and Leo Valencia; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 am