Gotham Garage, the West Coast company that creates custom automobiles, is being sued by Warner Bros. for infringing on its trademarks and copyrights.  At the center of the argument is the Tim Burton inspired Batmobile, that the company sells for $5,500.

DC Comics is telling a California District Court that the sale of imitation Batmobiles is likely to confuse the public into believing that the cars are authorized products. It wants a permanent injunction, the destruction of infringing goods, and statutory damages of no less than $750,000 per infringement.

Last year, we told you of a company that sells reproductions of the 1960s Batmobile, but they have a signed agreement with Warner Bros. to reproduce the vehicle.  If you purchased one of these kits from Gotham Garage, consider yourself lucky.

via THR


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