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Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company Sued Best Brands Now Settled With $160,00 Fees in 2021

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 20 – Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company sued Best Brands, accusing it of violating its copyright on "Squeezamals," which it describes as "low rise foam stuffed toys designed to look like sloths, narwhals or dogs."  

On July 17, 2020 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Gregory H. Woods held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

 Back in June, BHTBC had gotten sealed two exhibits filed by Best Brands.

  In July, there was a July 24 letter to Judge Woods from Morris E. Cohen "re: Exhibit 7 to Parties' Joint Letter (Filed Under Seal)" -- but for SDNY Press it says, "You do not have permission to view this document." Teddy bears as national security? Inner City Press monitored a July 28 conference, with questions of standing and discovery violations. But why is it all sealed?

On January 20, 2021 Judge Woods held a conference, and Inner City Press again covered it.

  GennComm was discussed; Judge Woods has given Best Brands a one-sided extension of fact discovery, for the next three months.

Jump cut to August 24, 2021: the case has settled, now the speed of attorneys fees is the issue. They will be slightly delayed, with Judge Woods rulings the payments of $160,257.04 will extend to December 15.

The case is Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company v. Best Brands Consumer Products, Inc. et al., 19-cv-3766 (Woods)


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