Firm Successfully Defends Motion to Dismiss Batmobile Infringement Case
January 26, 2012- United States District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew denies Motion to Dismiss filed by unlicensed, "replica" Batmobile vehicles, "kits" and accessories promoter. Judge Lew rejected Defendant's argument that "the Batmobile and all its variations are not
copyrightable objects as a matter of law." DC Comics v. Towle, Case No. CV 11-3934 RSWL (OPx), ORDER re: Defendant Mark Towle's Motion to Dismiss Claim of Copyright Infringement Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6), Docket No. 22 (C.D. Cal. January 26, 2012).
See also Gardner, Eriq. "Judge Declares Batmobile is Subject to Copyright." The Hollywood Reporter. 31 January 2012.