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Olswang has been retained by Paradox Entertainment to help it defend its intellectual property ahead of the release of the film Conan.
Paradox, which owns the copyrights and trademarks of the Conan the Barbarian stories, originally penned by Robert E Howard, instructed the UK firm to bring an action against Orion Books after it published stories outside the terms of the license.
“In the past [Orion] was a great licensee. Unfortunately [Orion] made some mistakes about how [the license] should be calculated,” explained lead partner and head of the IP practice Paul Stevens.
A settlement was reached, which saw Paradox grant Orion Books a broad retroactive licence to publish a wide range of Robert E Howard stories and Orion pay back ”Now they’re looking to do more together. With the Conan movie coming out, Orion will be well-positioned,” added Stevens.
Gerald Weiner at Probstein & Weiner acted on US matters for Paradox alongside the company’s external general counsel Fred Fierst of Fierst Pucci & Kane. IP partner Iain Connor and associate Steven James at Pinsent Masons acted for Orion.