Michael Snyder Discusses Phillie Phanatic Costume Copyright Dispute

Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder joins FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia co-hosts Alex Holley and Mike Jerrick to discuss the lawsuit The Phillies v. Harrison/Erickson Inc., focusing on none other than beloved mascot the Phillie Phanatic.  The case involves a company seeking to terminate rights to the Phanatic’s costume under copyright laws. Michael helps explore the issues in the lawsuit from a trademark and copyright standpoint, considers what rights the Phillies have, and addresses what could potentially happen if the Phillie Phanatic becomes a “free agent.”



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