MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: PHASE ONE Limited Edition Collector's Set Release Delayed Indefinitely
The Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set was recently scheduled to be released on September 25th, but due to a copyright infringement lawsuit pre-orders have been suspended indefinitely.
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German luxury briefcase manufacturer Rimowa GmbH have filed a lawsuit against Marvel and owner Buena Vista Home Entertainment (both subsidiaries of Walt Disney) stopping the release of The Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled set:
"Images of the replica briefcase on Marvel's advertising materials, and fan video from Marvel's product display at this year's Comic-Con convention, show the plastic 'replica case' to be a close copy of Rimowa's Topas attaché case in every respect but quality -- from the proportions and coloring, to the style of the handle and latches, and, of course, in the use of the trademarked parallel ridges around the body of the case."
The company concedes that they provided Disney with a sample of their case for Samuel L. Jackson to use in The Avengers movie, "however, Marvel did not obtain any license or authorization from Rimowa to make replica copies of the cases for any purpose."
Amazon.com has also removed the from their pre-order option site, and many people who have already ordered it have been notified of the delay in release.