Lucasfilm wins legal battle

'Star Wars' battle ends with $20 mil judgement

Lucasfilm has won a $20 million judgment against British firm Shepperton Design Studios and its owner, Andrew Ainsworth, over pirated “Star Wars” merchandise.

Shepperton had been marketing unlicensed replicas of “Storm Trooper” and “TIE Fighter” helmets based on designs from the saga.

The ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California bars Shepperton from importing or displaying its “Star Wars” products.

Lucasfilm says it will pursue legal action against Shepperton in the U.K. as well.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety