Netflix is pursuing a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against the creators of “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical”, Barlow & Bear LLC & others. The claim is based upon Netflix’s own series “Bridgerton”, which was nominated for an Emmy award.
The complaint was filed on 29 July 2022 at the United States District Court of Columbia and refers to “copied verbatim dialogue, character traits and expression, and other elements from Bridgerton the series”. On the trade mark side, the complaint states that “throughout the performance, Barlow & Bear misrepresented to the audience that they were using Netflix’s BRIDGERTON trade mark “with Permission” while Netflix vigorously objected.
The complaint details the creation and financial investment in Netflix’s Bridgeton series together with assertions around its profound success, and includes claims for declarations relating to the existence of Netflix’s intellectual property rights, injunctive relief, damages and costs.
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