Marc Toberoff

 

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Marc Toberoff is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright and entertainment litigation, and a staunch advocate of creator's rights. He is best known for representing the estates of Superman's co-creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in ongoing litigation with Warner Bros. and DC Comics over the original copyrights to Superman. The lawsuit has become a seminal case regarding the Copyright Act's termination provisions which permit authors and their estates to recover their copyrights after lengthy time periods. In 2008, Toberoff secured a favorable ruling in the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California. In 2013, after a part of that decision was reversed on appeal, final judgment was entered upholding the heirs' termination as to Siegel and Shuster's original Superman story and other early works

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Marc Toberoff is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright and entertainment litigation, and a staunch advocate of creator's rights.

He is best known for representing the estates of Superman's co-creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in ongoing litigation with Warner Bros. and DC Comics over the original copyrights to Superman. The lawsuit has become a seminal case regarding the Copyright Act's termination provisions which permit authors and their estates to recover their copyrights after lengthy time periods. In 2008, Toberoff secured a favorable ruling in the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.. In 2013, after a part of that decision was reversed on appeal, final judgment was entered upholding the heirs' termination as to Siegel and Shuster's original Superman story and other early works.

Toberoff also represents the estate of comic book artist/creator Jack Kirby in litigation with Marvel Entertainment regarding the copyrights to Kirby's co-creations, including The Fantastic Four, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor and The Silver Surfer. A petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court is currently pending.

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