United States Ninth Circuit

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DC Comics v. Towle, 13-55484

In a copyright and trademark infringement action alleging defendant's Batmobile replicas infringed on plaintiff DC Comics' property rights, the district court's order granting partial summary judgment to plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) the Batmobile is a copyrightable character; 2) plaintiff owned the rights to the Batmobile; and 3) defendant infringed on plaintiff's property rights by producing unauthorized derivative works of the Batmobile.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/23/2015
  • Published 09/23/2015




  • United States Ninth Circuit