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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Judge Issues Temporary Injunction In "Age of Hobbits" Case

A federal judge has granted a TRO in the case of a movie scheduled to be released this week whose title, "Age of the Hobbits," strongly resembles a new Peter Jackson film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," also to be released soon. Mr. Jackson and his studio, Warner Brothers, alleged that the "Age of the Hobbits" a Global Asylum production, infringed "The Hobbit"'s trademarks. The judge agreed, ruling that consumers were likely to be confused. More here from the Hollywood Reporter, here from the Wall Street Journal.

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