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December 15, 1992
Two entertainment firms battling over the National Lampoon trademark have settled out of court. In the settlement, J2 Communications Inc. of Los Angeles retained control over the National Lampoon name--which is associated with the satirical magazine and movies such as "Animal House," and which J2 said is worth more than $5 million. However, J2, which sells movie home videos, agreed to pay about $150,000 to ITC Distribution Inc. of Studio City.
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BUSINESS
December 15, 1992
Two entertainment firms battling over the National Lampoon trademark have settled out of court. In the settlement, J2 Communications Inc. of Los Angeles retained control over the National Lampoon name--which is associated with the satirical magazine and movies such as "Animal House," and which J2 said is worth more than $5 million. However, J2, which sells movie home videos, agreed to pay about $150,000 to ITC Distribution Inc. of Studio City.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? If it's National Lampoon, the name is worth more than $5 million over the next three years, according to the company that owns the name and logo associated with the satirical magazine and movies such as "Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Vacation." But another company that is suing to foreclose on the National Lampoon trademark argues that the famous name is quickly losing value, and it should be allowed to sell all rights to the name and logo to satisfy a legal claim.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National Lampoon Inc., that humor-meister of print and film that fell off the laugh track in recent years, has agreed to be acquired by video distributor J2 Communications in a stock swap worth about $4.7 million. "We thought the best thing to do was to find a strategic partner to really grow this company," said producer Daniel Grodnik, who took control of the money-losing company last year with actor Tim Matheson.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? If it's National Lampoon, the name is worth more than $5 million over the next three years, according to the company that owns the name and logo associated with the satirical magazine and movies such as "Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Vacation." But another company that is suing to foreclose on the National Lampoon trademark argues that the famous name is quickly losing value, and it should be allowed to sell all rights to the name and logo to satisfy a legal claim.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Indiana Jones, Batman and R2D2 are going to Moscow. Soviet-American International Co., a joint venture 49%-owned by Huntington Beach-based Unicorn Investments International, said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with J2 Communications of Los Angeles to open the first video rental service for Western-produced movies in the Soviet Union.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Indiana Jones, Batman and R2D2 are going to Moscow. Soviet-American International Co., a joint venture 49%-owned by Huntington Beach-based Unicorn Investments International, said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with J2 Communications of Los Angeles to open the first video rental service for Western-produced movies in the Soviet Union.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National Lampoon Inc., that humor-meister of print and film that fell off the laugh track in recent years, has agreed to be acquired by video distributor J2 Communications in a stock swap worth about $4.7 million. "We thought the best thing to do was to find a strategic partner to really grow this company," said producer Daniel Grodnik, who took control of the money-losing company last year with actor Tim Matheson.
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