Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al v. RDR Books et al

Filing 6

DECLARATION of Diane Nelson in Support re: 3 Order to Show Cause,,,,,,. Document filed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., J. K. Rowling. (Cendali, Dale)

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al v. RDR Books et al Doc. 6 Case 1:07-cv-09667-RPP Document 6 Filed 11/05/2007 Page 1 of 2 TJNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOIIT -IER1^1 DIST CT ^ 1iTE^V ^ ^AIZNEIZ DI^®THEIZS ENTERTI^INNiENT INC: and J.I^. I^OWLLINts, Plaintíffs, -agaínstIZ D®OI^S and D®ES 1-10, ^3efendants. ----------------I, I)íane Nelson, declare and state as follows: 1. Case No. 07-C^1-9667 (IZI'P) ECLA TION OF' IANE NELS N I am ^'resídent, ^ñ^arr^er Premiere . Except for the facts stated on information and belief, all of the facts set forth l^ereín are known to me personally , and íf called as a witness, I could and would testify competently thereto. 2. ^3^arner Eros . Entertainment Inc. {"arn^r Eros .") ís the owner of tl^e film rights to tl^e Harry Fotter series of books , authored by J.I. Dowling , which ít obtained from Ids. I^owlíng following the critical and popular success of the first Harry Fotter bo®^. 3. To date, i^7arner Dros . leas released five Harry Fotter films including, Harry Forter anel the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 }, Harry Forter and the Chamber of Sec^^ets {2002), .Karry Borter and the Prisoner of tlzkaban {2000, Harry Borter ^ d the Goblet of moiré {2005); and Harry Potter and the arder of the Bhoeníx {2007) , Each of the fí1 s ís the subject of a copyright registrdtion ín tl^e ^Jnited States Copyright ^3ff^ce. 4. The sixth film, Harry Potter ^ d the Half-B1ood Brinte ís sciedaled for a worldwide release in November, 200 and production of the seventh film, Haa°ry Botter and the Deathly Hallows ís confirmed, but a release date has not yet been set. NY1:171^106.1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:07-cv-09667-RPP Document 6 Filed 11/05/2007 Page 2 of 2 5. The five Harry Potter films released to date represent the highest grossing film series of all time with over $4 billion ín worldwide receipts. 6. Pursuant to gamer Bros.' agreement with Ms. Bowling, ^Iarraer Bros. owns the Y POTTER properties and, among other things, the rraotíon píciure er Bros. traderi^rk rights in the I-I rights. ín the I-I^IRIZY POTTER novels. In connection witl^ its trademark rights, t7 has obtained numerous trademark registrations for the mark I^ registrations covering both books and films, ín the IJníted States. Y POTTE^Z , íncl^adarag I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the ÍJníted States of !-^anoríca that tl ^e foregoing is true and correct. Executed on November 1, 20Oî, at Burbank, Cdlífo `a, Bespectful,y$.lnít^ed, By: NY 1:171 ^ 1 Ob.1 ^.

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