Oral Arguments on the Batmobile Case

Mark Towle runs a business selling replicas of famous cars from television shows and movies. For the past three years, I’ve been defending Mark Towle in a lawsuit brought by DC Comics over Mark’s sale of reproductions of the 1966 Batmobile and the 1989 Batmobile.  While many people think that the sale of Batmobile’s is per se illegal, Congress specifically excluded the design of automobiles from copyright protection.

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, I was able to argue this issue to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Here’s an article on the case from the Daily Journal to give you some background, and you can watch the oral argument below.  We should have a decision on the case in a few months.

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2 responses to “Oral Arguments on the Batmobile Case

  1. Harshavardhan Ganesan

    Hello Mr. Zerner,

    I am a student of law at UC-Berkeley and greatly enjoyed the oral arguments, any idea when the ruling of the case is going to come out? I would love to have a more thorough discussion with you after the same about the arguments in this case!

    Thanks and Regards
    Harsh

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