Lawsuit Over ‘Angry Birds’ Toys Goes Forward

Posted by at 11:10 am on December 17, 2014

Angry BirdsThis week Hartz Mountain, a maker of pet toys, requested a federal judge dismiss a lawsuit by Seattle artist Juli Adams regarding the sale of her intellectual property without her permission or knowledge.

The case is notable because Adams’ designs were the basis of the characters now universally known as “Angry Birds,” a name originally suggested by Adams and since used widely by Rovio and Hartz to market both the video game sensation and ancillary merchandise. The judge has refused to dismiss the matter.

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