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New Line Cinema Corp. v. Easter Unlimited, Inc.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
17 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1631 (1989)
Easter Unlimited, Inc. (Easter) (defendant) marketed a glove for sale in Halloween novelty stores. The glove bore some resemblance to the glove worn by the character of Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series and prominently featured the word “nightmare” on the packaging. However, there were also some differences: Freddy’s glove had brown cloth with openings on the inner side, but Easter’s glove was black nylon with no openings. New Line Cinema Corp. (New Line) (plaintiff), which owned the rights to the Freddy character, brought suit for injunctive relief.
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