Time Warp Legal Battle: The Fight Over the Iconic DeLorean's Rights

by AutoExpert   |  26 February, 2024

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You won't believe this, but that awesome time-traveling DeLorean is at the center of a crazy lawsuit. It's all about who owns the rights to the car and, honestly, who gets a cut of all those sweet, sweet DeLorean toys and t-shirts.

The Backstory (The Less-Boring Version)

Basically, back in the '80s, the original DeLorean company made a deal with the movie people before they went belly-up. Now, the NEW DeLorean company is like, "Hey, we bought up all their leftover stuff, so those rights are ours!" It's a classic case of everyone wanting a piece of the action.

DeLorean

Things Get Even Weirder...

The studio was like, "We got permission to use the DeLorean ages ago, so we can do what we want." They've been raking in cash ever since the first movie. But now, a judge is basically saying, "Hold up, maybe the new DeLorean folks have a point, especially about getting their fair share."

DeLorean

Plus, let's not forget – the movie car isn't even a normal DeLorean! It's got all the time travel gadgets and gizmos. So the question is, can the studio really claim ownership of THAT tricked-out version? This is getting complicated...

DeLorean

Bottom Line: This Ain't Ending Anytime Soon

This whole mess is going to trial, which means it'll be dragged out and probably cost a fortune for everyone involved. All because of a movie car! Seriously, who'd have thought?

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