Colo suit filed over who gets ski filmmaker's name

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Aspen, Colo. (AP) - Two film companies are battling in court over whether one can stop the other from using the name of legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller.

Miller retired from film making in 2000 after scores of movies with his signature combination of loud music and extreme skiing, but he appears this year in the ski movie ``Refresh,'' by Denver-based Level 1 Productions.

His old company, Warren Miller Entertainment, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming trademark infringement because it owns the rights to the name ``Warren Miller.'' Warren Miller Entertainment is owned by outdoor magazine publisher Bonnier Corp.

Miller has asked to intervene in the case. His attorney says his non-compete clause with Warren Miller entertainment Expired in 1999.

The case is pending.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 62872942 - nbc11news.com/a?a=62872942
Gray Television, Inc.