Comic giant tells the court that Gary Friedrich gave it the rights to the character.
The legal action between Marvel and Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich is still ongoing.
Marvel has reinstated its claim that Gary Friedrich did sign away his rights to the character, and filed his lawsuit too late.
Friedrich initially sued Marvel, Columbia Pictures and Hasbro following the release of the first Ghost Rider film back in 2007, reports The Examiner. He claimed the copyright for the Ghost Rider character reverted back to him in 2001, since Marvel allegedly never registered its works with the copright office.
In January, Marvel agreed not to countersue Friedrich if he agreed not to sell unauthorised Ghost Rider merchandise.
The case is ongoing.
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