The company Stan Lee founded now fights with the daughter and heir of Stan Lee for control of his extremely valuable name, likeness and ideas.
Strange as it may sound … Stan Lee Enterprises is running Joan Celia Lee claiming he is trying to make money on his father when he has no legal right to do so – even though he is the only heir of his wealth.
According to the doctors, the Stan Company, founded in 1998 – as an animation publishing and entertainment company – has acquired rights to its name, likeness, ideas, characters, stories, logos and more. Basically, if Stan thought so. .. SLE owns it … according to the company.
However, SLE claims that after the big cheese died in 2018, Joan failed to protect SLE's legal right over his intellectual property right to Stan. Specifically in the SLE suit is POW! Interweaving fun … trying to "rob SLE's intellectual property."
SLE is looking for Joan to play Captain America or Iron Man and save the day. In its lawsuit, the company claims to be a trustee of the Family Survivor Trust … Joan has an "obligation to avenge SLE's rights" against villains like POW!
co on Stan. asks the court to force Joan to hold off her end of the bargain and defend SLE against all the evils – or as the case states … POW! and other entities trying to defy Stan's valuable ideas.
He also requested a declaration that SLE was the legal owner of Stan's creations.
We have reached Joan … so far, not a word back.