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Variety: Marvel Sues to Block Heirs From Reclaiming Spider-Man, Doctor Strange Copyrights

September 24, 2021

Marvel has filed several lawsuits against the heirs of comic book artists who were involved in the creation of some of its characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. Marvel made the move “after five Marvel authors filed dozens of termination notices with the U.S. Copyright Office,” Variety reported. O’Melveny partner Daniel Petrocelli is representing Marvel and said that “since these were works made for hire and thus owned by Marvel, we filed these lawsuits to confirm that the termination notices are invalid and of no legal effect.”

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