It’s Suin’ Time!

SCG Power Rangers LLC, the company that owns the rights to the Power Rangers,  is suing Michael Alen, who markets “Power Hoodiez.” SCG claims that the sweatshirts marketed by Alen appear to have a similar geometric design to their claimed intellectual property.

SCG says that Alen never got permission to use the intellectual property of the Power Rangers with the sweatshirts and also that the merchandise has created confusion in the marketplace. SCG wants to punish Alen for willful violations of copyright and trademark law.

Articles like clothing are not protected by copyright law but it does protect “any pictorial, graphic, or sculptural authorship that can be identified separately from the utilitarian aspects of an object.”

Stay tuned to see who wins…

Click here to view the sweatshirts in comparison with the Power Ranger costumes.

Click here for the full article.

Ami Patel

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