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'Twilight' Lawsuit - That's Our Moonlit Forest!

2/9/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Twilight lawsuitFind a successful movie and TMZ will find a corresponding lawsuit alleging a shameless ripoff. Case in point - "Twilight."

Summit Entertainment, which owns the trademark to the stylized TWILIGHT trademark, is suing a company that is selling a "Twilight" DVD.

Here's the short story. Summit is releasing a "Twilight" documentary on DVD next month to correspond with the DVD release of "New Moon." The documentary cover features the title, "Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town," along with an image of a moonlit forest of trees. The back cover features photos of Bella's truck and the "Welcome" sign in Forks, Washington.

Summit claims the defendant, Topics Entertainment, sent copies of a flyer to Best Buy, Sam's Club and Target, advertising its own documentary titled, "Forks: Bitten by Twilight." Summit claims the art on the cover is very similar to the trademarked art and therefore deceptive.

Summit wants to put a quick end to the Topics documentary, asking a judge for an injunction and all sorts of damages.

18 COMMENTS

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1.

Brian    

People always trying to take what isn't theirs. Shame shame shame...

Brian @ www.thecelebritycafe.com

1654 days ago
2.

Bob    

HELP THE VICTIMS OF PREJUDICE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMUzryh3-8I

1684 days ago
3.

Icebaby    

Simone, you suck me. No really.

1684 days ago
4.

Homer    

Vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and eskimos.

1684 days ago
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Simone    

Shut up Icebaby go suck yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1684 days ago
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Kasar99    

Asking for damages? If it hasn't been sold yet, what damages can they show?

1684 days ago
7.

Nostracorvus    

Twilight sucks anyway. Seriously? Sparkling vampires? I'm ready for the whole thing to just go away and fade into obscurity..like Max Headroom.

1684 days ago
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susieq    

No, really, Simone. You really do suck. Stupid c***t

1684 days ago
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plumptree    

Twilight wasn't even filmed in Forks, WA... try Vancouver, BC.

1684 days ago
10.

Rob Friedman    

Sometimes big companies must just stomp around and make noise. There is no free market, only the market the big companies decide to control through litigation. Don't invest in good products, invest in lawyers to make you look good.

1684 days ago
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whatev    

this 'story' must be the most boring TMZ has ever written

1684 days ago
12.

CAA    

Try selling something using a knockoff NASCAR image, NFL or such and see how far you get.
Trademarks and copyrights don't exist for nothing........

1684 days ago
13.

steve    

Perez has news that the first trailer for eclipse might be at Percy Jackson opening this friday.

http://perezhilton.com/2010-02-10-attn-twi-hards-we-may-have-huge-news

1683 days ago

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