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Twilight.com, which is still up, is not a great website. Other stories have called it ‘primitive’ and ‘unimpressive’ but it is operational. There are some links to buying Twilight products on amazon, a plug for Twilight Zone, and an ad for playing a vampire on Second Life. However, Summit, the owners of the Twilight franchise, have been trying to get owner Tom Markson to take it down since April 2009, when they began sending cease and desist letters to him. Finally, on September 2, Summit filed against Markson in federal court alleging copyright and trademark infringement. One issue will be whether a reasonable person would think that twilight.com, in all its primitive and uninspired glory, would be mistaken for an official website put out by Summit. Summit has already acted very litigious in protecting Twilight, even filing suit last month against those alleged to have hacked and released shots from the newest upcoming film.


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John G. Nowakowski, Esq. (LLMT), is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. Christina R. Evola, Esq. is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law where her studies focused on intellectual property, antitrust, and media law. She is a lifelong gamer and avid cosplayer. DISCLAIMER: ‘Nerds in Court’ is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing should be construed as legal advice, or any advice for that matter, and no attorney-client relationship is formed by reading these posts. Do not consider information provided here as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified, licensed attorney in your state.


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