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Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3 poster was a rip-off, claims Canadian comic book company, files lawsuit


A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in Canada in opposition to Marvel Leisure on Monday, which claimed the corporate ripped off the design of their film poster for Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Infinity Warfare, that includes Robert Downey Jr.

Marvel Leisure has earlier gained a lawsuit within the US that claimed the corporate copied the design of their film poster for Iron Man 3 that includes Robert Downey Jr from a Canadian comedian. The Montreal-based comedian e-book firm had claimed that there have been placing similarities between the armoured costume worn by Robert Downey Jr. and “the suit worn by a Caliban, one of the characters portrayed in Horizon’s Works Radix 1.”

A US District Choose had dominated final 12 months that Horizon did not show that the 2 posters have been “strikingly similar,” regardless of sharing some “noteworthy similarities.” The judgement stated that whereas Horizon produced no proof of copying, Marvel proved the poster was independently created. The Canadian firm had then cited the excessive authorized prices and stated it was unable to proceed the battle.

Nevertheless, the brand new lawsuit, filed in a Quebec civil courtroom by Horizon, claims extra Marvel films that includes Iron Man, together with Avengers: Infinity Warfare, have continued to applicable its works. It claims that the Iron Man swimsuit in Infinity Warfare intently resembles the one worn by the Radix character Maxwell.

“In sum, not only are the distinctive features raised by Justice Oetken in the American proceeding no longer present in the Infinity War suit, but several additional strikingly similar features to the Radix suit were added,” the swimsuit reads. It additionally stated there are similarities between the characters created by its artistes and Marvel’s Ant-man and Wasp.


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