Disney urges the 9th Circ. For Nix Evel Knievel Trademark Suit

By Britain Eakin (February 18, 2022, 5:50 PM EST) – Disney and Pixar have urged the Ninth Circuit to reject an offer from a company that owns the intellectual property rights of famed American stuntman Evel Knievel to reinvigorate his trademark lawsuit alleging that a “Toy Story 4” character was an imitation of the Daredevil character.

In a brief filed Thursday, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Pixar told the appeals court that a Nevada federal judge did not err — as K and K Promotions Inc. alleges — in dismissing the lawsuit against his motorcycle stunt character Duke Caboom.

Although Disney acknowledged taking inspiration from Knievel, it said the neighborhood…

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