Film studio Summit Entertainment has filed a complaint with multiple causes of action in the U.S. Federal Court against Tom Markson, owner of website ‘Twilight.com‘. As holder of the rights to the Twilight films, Summit alleges copyright and trademark infringement, and unfair competition.
Although Markson has retained the site since 1994, Summit alleges “after Twilight was released and well received by the public, Defendant changed his website to post links and other material relating to the Twilight Motion Pictures, including copyrighted material owned by Summit”, and developed his website so it seemed to be an official Summit site.
Summit is claiming for damages, gains and attorney fees, and requests the court force Markson to take down the site and provide an injunction against “engaging in further acts of false designation of origin, affiliation or endorsement”.
See the full text of the complaint here.