Stormtroopers -- Their Costumes, At Any Rate -- Go To Court

The British prop designer who created the costumes of the Galactic Empire's Stormtroopers for the Star Wars films went helmet-to-helmet on Tuesday with lawyers representing Lucasfilm, which claims that he violated the company's copyright and trademarks. Designer Andrew Ainsworth has been selling replicas of the helmets and armor, which he claims are made for his original molds. While Lucasfilm won a $20-million judgment against Ainsworth in California two years ago -- not yet collected -- Ainsworth is countersuing, claiming that he copyrighted the design for the Stormtroopers. He is seeking a share of merchandising revenue.



09/04/2008


Contactmusic

Tags: Star Wars

Advertisement

More Star Wars

George Lucas Rips Into Hollywood Studios, "They Didn't Know Anything"

George Lucas says he still believes studios are the biggest problem in the movie business today, claiming the major corporations are not capable of nurturing...

Anthony Daniels Assures Fans C-3PO Will Not be CGI In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Anthony Daniels, the actor who has appeared as C-3PO in all six Star Wars films, has confirmed that no CGI will be used for his...

'Game of Thrones' Actor Cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII''

The actor Miltos Yerolemou, the best known for playing swordsman Syrio Forel in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' series, has joined the cast of Disney's 'Star...

Disney And LucasFilm Team Up Again For 'Star Wars' Game

Lucasfilm and Disney have teamed up once more, this time for a tablet-based computer game entitled Star Wars: Commander. The new game was released on...

Advertisement

Rian Johnson Confirms Star Wars Episode VII Will Focus on Physical Effects Over CGI

As expected, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII reboot will feature more of what made the original movies smash hits and less on what made...

Star Wars Rumour Round Up: Villains, Robot Hands, Han Solo's Wardrobe

J.J Abrams is known for keeping details of his projects top secret for as long as possible, and alongside LucasFilm, details about the new Star...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Getting Back On Track This Month

Star Wars Episode VII is set to resume filming later on this month following Harrison Ford’s injury on set back in June. The legendary star...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Back On Track After Harrison Ford's Injury

Star Wars: Episode VII is due to resume filming this month following a brief hiatus to allow Harrison Ford to recover from the leg injury...

Advertisement

Comments

Star Wars Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Star Wars

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All