Originally Posted by Franin
Picked this up tonight at a good price too. Will watch tonight.
Nice score on The Avengers blu. You guys get all the good stuff first.
Looking forward to your thoughts on it. The AQ should be stellar. Sorry to hear about your FIL. I hope he's ok.
I know you were thinking about buying that Marvel 10-disc Tesseract cube briefcase set. Bad news, amigo. It's been canceled. Marvel is being sued by the company that makes the actual briefcase. So Marvel has pulled the set.
According to the complaint, "Images of the replica briefcase on Marvel's advertising materials, and fan video from Marvel's product display at this year's Comic-Con convention, show the plastic 'replica case' to be a close copy of Rimowa's Topas attaché case in every respect but quality -- from the proportions and coloring, to the style of the handle and latches, and, of course, in the use of the trademarked parallel ridges around the body of the case."
Rimowa is alleging trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition and is seeking to enjoin Marvel from further infringement. The plaintiff is demanding a jury trial, all profits from allegedly unlawful conduct and an award of three times plaintiff's actual damages to be proved. The company's lawyer is Anjani Mandavia.
Marvel has yet to respond to a request for comment.
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