Disney Wins Stan Lee Media Character Lawsuit
According to a federal judge the Walt Disney Company owns the rights to all of the Marvel characters created by Stan Lee. Stan Lee Media had filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit claiming that Stan Lee Media deserved to be paid a portion of the profits from Disney/Marvel’s superhero movies and merchandise.
Stan Lee no longer has anything to do with Stan Lee Media, but the company claims that he signed over the rights to a number of his comic characters when he left the company.
Then, Stan signed a deal with Disney in which he handed over the same characters.
The judge ruled that Disney/Marvel did not have to pay any money to Stan Lee Media.