October 24, 2016
        Mel Gibson to be Honored with the Hollywood Director Award at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with "Michael Moore in TrumpLand"                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar        

“Twilight” lawsuit sure smells funny, dreamy

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Do the “Twilight” producers have the rights to every single use of the word from now until eternity? They do know that the descriptive term existed long before Edward Cullen walked his fictional earth (and Stephenie Meyer committed him to the page)?

That’s what Bath & Body Works is claiming in a lawsuit aimed at Summit Entertainment — distributor of the “Twilight” films – after the studio claimed the store’s “Twilight Woods” line of lotions, shower gels and other products doesn’t infringe the “Twilight” trademark.

“The term ‘Twilight’ is used so as to evoke the idea of a particular time of day when the sun is just below the horizon, illuminating the landscape,” the lawsuit says, according to THR. “Whereas defendant uses the term ‘Twilight’ to refer to defendant’s teen vampire saga.”

But THR says what’s really in question is the design of the Bath & Body Works products, which “allegedly rip off the design and color palate of ‘Twilight’ promo materials.”

Smells like trouble. Dreamy, vampire trouble. Bath & Body Works has filed suit in federal court in Manhattan, so we’ll see what happens. Can they call Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson as star witnesses?

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.