Stan Lee Media Holds No Ownership of Stan Lee’s Characters According to 9th Circuit

On Wednesday, October 29, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeal of Stan Lee Media Inc. from an order dismissing its case against namesake and founder Stan Lee.

The underlying suit, filed by the corporation, was to recover revenue generated by the characters Iron Man, Spider Man, and others.  Stan Lee Media was originally formed by Stan Lee in 1998 when he left Marvel Comics.  Stan Lee has since returned to Marvel and the corporation filed for bankruptcy.  The corporation claims …

Continue Reading