Q&A: ‘Maverick’ lawyer Marc Toberoff


Sarah Speight

Q&A: ‘Maverick’ lawyer Marc Toberoff

The Hollywood copyright expert talks to Sarah Speight about his latest litigation case: “Top Gun: Maverick”.

Marc Toberoff, founding partner of Toberoff & Associates in California, considers himself to be a thorn in the side of Hollywood studios.

Big-name clients include the heirs of Marvel co-creator Jack Kirby; Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the co-creators of “Superman”; and in a case against Disney, Toberoff is currently representing the estates of five freelance artists who co-created Marvel characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Captain Marvel and Thor.

And he is also involved in a legal dispute against Paramount Pictures over its latest film, “Top Gun: Maverick”, which has rocketed up the box-office charts since its release last month. 

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