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Judge Sides Against Netflix In Trademark Battle Over Bandersnatch

Siding against Netflix, a federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss claims that the interactive video show “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” infringed the trademark of Chooseco — publisher of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series.

Netflix’s interactive show featured a character who referred to a fictional book, “Bandersnatch,” which he described as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Books in that children’s series — popular in the 1980s and 1990s — allow readers to decide the outcome of the story.

Chooseco alleged in a lawsuit brought last year that Netflix used the wording “choose your own adventure” in order to benefit from nostalgia for the series, and that the phrase gives viewers the impression that the streaming video show is affiliated with the books.

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