Twilight.com Owner Sued by Summit Entertainment
Posted 09.08.11 by Mandy
The Twilight franchise has been very lucrative for Summit Entertainment and the studio is not shy about using litigation to protect its investment. According to THR, Summit has filed suit against Tom Markson owner of Twilight.com, alleging that the site deceives consumers into believing that it is the official website authorized by the studio. Seeing as the site consists of the words "Welcome to Twilight.com" in black letters on a white background and some links to Amazon.com to buy the books, movies, and soundtracks for both The Twilight Saga and The Twilight Zone, it seems highly unlikely that any person capable of using a computer to access the internet would confuse the site with one that was authorized by either Summit Entertainment or Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. The website was first registered in 1994, eleven years before Meyer's book was released.
Summit has previously gone to court with Bath & Body Works due to their "Twilight Woods" line of products, and has sued B.B. Dakota for advertising that Bella wore their jacket. The blue canvas jacket worn by Kristen Stewart in Twilight was made by B.B. Dakota and purchased at Nordstrom Rack.