LOS ANGELES –
A Beverly Hills company alleges that a toy company sells unauthorized reproductions of its Conan the Barbarian character.
Conan Properties International LLC filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against ARH Studios Inc. alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Conan Properties International LLC suffered damages to its business as the result of its copyrighted work being used without its authority by the defendant. The plaintiff holds ARH Studios Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly manufactured and distributed infringing copies of plaintiff's works without a license from the plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, order the defendant to deliver for destruction all infringing products, statutory damages in the amount of $150,000, disgorgement of profits, actual damages, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Sacha V. Emanuel of Emanuel Law in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-05284