Jul 07 2010

Manhattan Film Festival Law Suit Filed against Tribeca

My latest intellectual property case is a lawsuit brought against the Tribeca Film Festival by the founders of the Manhattan Film Festival.  I think the TFF appears to have lost its way and forgotten its “innovative” roots.   After all, this year’s TFF opened with “Shrek 3.”  This year it also launched its first “Virtual Film Festival”  Problem is my client launched the world’s only Virtual Film Festival three years ago in Tribeca Cinemas.  So after my client moved its festival to Symphony Space, TFF has suddenly started its own Virtual Film Festival, using my client’s concept almost identically.  Let’s see what a a court has to say about that! Here is a link to a great article in the Guardian about the case:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jul/07/new-york-tribeca-film-festival

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