Band tries to block 'GoF' film distribution

  October 3, 2005 at 9:27 PM ET
  eudaemonia     Yahoo! News (via Canadian Press)
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Canadian fans looking forward to the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire may have an obstacle standing in their way. The Wyrd Sisters who are suing Warner Bros., Jarvis Cocker, Phil Selway and Johnny Greenwood for trademark infringement of their name in the movie is also trying to stop distributionopens in new window of the film in Canada:

"The name of the band is threatened by Warner Brothers actions," Kimberly Townley-Smith, lawyer for The Wyrd Sisters, said Monday.

Townley-Smith has filed a statement of claim seeking $40 million plus punitive damages from three divisions of the Warner Brothers empire, singer Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp, and Johnny Greenwood and Phil Selway of Radiohead. Townley-Smith said she plans to file more documents this week, asking for a court injunction against any public display of the movie in Canada.


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