Ishiro Honda Family Suing For Godzilla Copyright

Toho Looks to Retain Merchandise Rights

Toho, used to suing others for unauthorized use of Godzilla's likeness, is on the receiving end for a change. The family of Ishiro Honda, director of the original Gojira/Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Mothra vs. Godzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla are suing the studio for the green guy's rights.

 

The Honda estate are apparently looking to secure the full copyright, but Toho is insisting on at least retaining merchandise rights.

 

The estate of Akira Kurosawa also recently sued Toho for rights.

 

via Bleeding Cool and Monster Island News

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