No. 13-55484.

802 F.3d 1012 (2015)

DC COMICS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Mark TOWLE, an individual, dba Garage Gotham, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 23, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Larry Zerner (argued), Law Offices of Larry Zerner, Los Angeles, CA; Edwin F. McPherson and Tracy B. Rane , McPherson Rane LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendant-Appellant.

James D. Weinberger (argued), Roger L. Zissu , and Leo Kittay , Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., New York, NY; J. Andrew Coombs , J. Andrew Coombs , A Professional Corporation, Glendale, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before: MICHAEL J. MELLOY, JAY S. BYBEE, and SANDRA S. IKUTA, Circuit Judges.


We are asked to decide whether defendant Mark Towle infringed DC Comics' exclusive rights under a copyright when he built and sold replicas of the Batmobile, as it appeared in the 1966 television show Batman and the 1989 film BATMAN. Holy copyright law, Batman!


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