Ruling in Marvel v. NCSoft
NCSoft has won some favorable rulings in its lawsuit with Marvel. Marvel sued NCSoft because users could use NCSoft’s software in its City of Heroes MMORPG to generate characters that looked like Marvel characters. From the news/press reports, it appears that the judge struck the direct and contributory trademark claims but left open the direct and contributory copyright claims. I couldn’t find a copy of the ruling either in Westlaw or on the Central District of CA site. If anyone has a copy, I’d be grateful to get it.
UPDATE: See my follow up post.