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Volume11
MonthNovember
Year2009
TitleCopyright or Trademark? Can One Boy Wizard Prevent Film Title Duplication?
Author(s)Anna Phillips
First Page319
AbstractThis Comment will examine the various approaches that India, the United Kingdom, and the United States take in dealing with film title disputes. Second,this Comment will discuss a case brought by Warner Brothers regrding a Harry Potter film title dispute in India and how the outcome of the case affects title infringement issues... Finally, this Comment will discuss a possible loophole in current trademark regulations regarding film titles that will support the argument that countries should use both copyright and trademark law to minimize the release of film titles that are similar or identical to those already on the market.