Summit Pictures has filed a lawsuit against Twilight.com, which was registered all the way back in 1994 (predating all the books and movies), because they feel like it's confusing consumers and hurting their brand.
One look at Twilight.com and we can tell immediately that it isn't official — and because it actually links to Amazon to point people in the direction of buying the books and movies, this seems really ridiculous.
It just looks like a giant company whining that they don't own the rights to what could be the official site. A giant company mounting legal battles because they don't control EVERYTHING that has to do with Twilight.
In the meantime, Summit says in its complaint that the false implication of Summit's endorsement of Twilight.com constitutes unfair competition, is likely to confuse consumers, will injure the studio's reputation, and will result in irreparable damage. The studio is suing for copyright and trademark infringement and demanding gains, profits and advantages from the defendant.
It appears he registered the website all the way back in 1994, predating the rise of the Twilight books and movies. Summit has been attempting to shut down his activities since at least 2009. According to the complaint, Markson responded to a cease-and-desist letter by denying Summit's claims.
Honestly, it looks like bullying and is actually kind of pathetic.
We wonder if any court will side with the behemoth after actually seeing the site. It looks like a harmless fan site!!
What do U think? Does the studio stand a chance?
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