The company that bares the name of Marvel’s comic book genius Stan Lee was long ago abandoned by him for a special deal with Marvel and, eventually, Disney. Never the less, Stan Lee Media continued to pursue multiple lawsuits for the rights to any of Marvel’s iconic superheroes created by Lee.
This week a ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said that Stan Lee Media’s claims were implausible. That’s likely the final stop on the road unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides to intervene.
Now if Disney can just get back some of the rights Marvel sold to rival studios and theme parks before Disney purchased it. Having a ‘Marvel Superhero Island’ at another Orlando themepark is bound to create brand confusion at some point.