UK: Lucas loses “Star Wars” helmet battle

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July 28, 2011
Associated Press    
Posted in News, PND News

"The Empire has struck out. Britain’s Supreme Court yesterday defeated a bid by George Lucas’s company to stop a prop designer making and selling replicas of the iconic stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars films. The court did, however, prevent him from selling them in the United States. Andrew Ainsworth sculpted the white helmets worn by the sinister galactic warriors in the original film in 1977 and now sells replica costumes, made from the original molds, over the Internet. Lucasfilm Ltd. has been trying for years to stop him, in a battle that has climbed through the British courts." (07/28/11)  


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