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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's case involving “'Pull My Finger Fred,' a farting plush doll," is back

The ILB reported on the "Pull My Finger Fred" case on March 20, 2007. Today the case, JCW INVESTMENTS, INC., d/b/a Tekky Toys, Plaintiff-Appellee v. NOVELTY, INC.. is back. In a 4-page opinion, Judge Diane P. Wood writes:

Tekky Toys won a jury verdict for $575,099.82 on its claim that Novelty, Inc., infringed Tekky’s copyright and trademark on “Pull My Finger Fred,” a farting plush doll; this court affirmed that judgment. See JCW Invs., Inc. v. Novelty, Inc., 482 F.3d 910, 921 (7th Cir. 2007). Thirty days after we entered judgment in Tekky’s favor, it filed a petition for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs in the district court. What is presently before us is the petition Tekky filed in this court for an award of appellate attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs in the amount of $78,037.76.
Ultimately Judge Woods decides:
To summarize, Tekky’s petition for costs [in the amount of $132.76] is DENIED, and Novelty is ORDERED to pay Tekky a total of $70,423.75 in attorneys’ fees.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 28, 2007 09:55 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions