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Top ten developments for 2015: Spider-Man, SEPs and shoes

16-02-2015

Top ten developments for 2015: Spider-Man, SEPs and shoes

Several interesting—and important—cases and topics will be high on IP practitioners’ radars during 2015. Here is WIPR’s roundup.

A complex web

The US Supreme Court is set to delve into the complex web of patent law this year as it rules on a long-running dispute between the inventor of a Spider-Man themed toy and entertainment company Marvel.

Marvel, the licence holder for comics and films related to several superheroes including Spider-Man, and inventor Stephen Kimble have been at war for more than 20 years over the toy and royalty payments from its sales.


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