Marvel's Iron Man 3 poster does not infringe copyrights Horizon Comics

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IP10213 "Marvel Entertainment won a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday that had claimed the company copied the design of their movie poster for “Iron Man 3” from another comic.  Horizon Comics Productions sued Marvel in April 2016 saying the image of Robert Downey Jr. kneeling in his Iron Man suit was copied from an image of their character Caliban, also in a crouched, kneeling position for their comic book series “Radix.”

Horizon claimed in their lawsuit that six Marvel employees were aware of “Radix” and the drawing of Caliban, with two who have had a “working relationship” with the comic’s creators, and influenced the designers of the “Iron Man 3” poster.



However, a U.S. district judge in New York, J. Paul Oetken, wrote in his ruling that “there is virtually no evidence in the record that shows any one of these individuals either would have seen the Caliban Drawing or would have been involved in the ‘Iron Man 3’ Poster design, let alone both.”


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