Steven Spielberg Demands $10 Million ‘Jurassic World’ Lawsuit Be Dismissed
Steven Spielberg wants no parts in the $10 million lawsuits over “Jurassic World” and he wants the entire case dismissed.
The Blast reports that Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment recently filed documents against the suit brought by Frederick Zaccheo over the use of the slogan “Save the Dinos,” which he claims to have licensed to the producer.
Amblin argues that Zaccheo does not have the valid trademarks in order to file the lawsuit and states that the use of the slogan was protected by the first amendment. Spielberg believes the entire case should be thrown out.
Universal City Studios also counter-sued Zaccheo, on the grounds that he breached their original deal. They claim to have paid him $50,000 to use the phrase with the promise that he would not interfere with the film’s promotion. They add that his lawsuit is the interference that they wanted to avoid and are seeking damages.
Zaccheo claims he wanted to avoid the “use of the phrase in connection with the upcoming Jurassic film, and its anticipated massive advertising and marketing campaigns and substantial merchandising efforts, to interfere with his project and its goals.”
He is suing for an alleged breach of contract.