The granddaughter of Winnie The Pooh creator A A MILNE has been denied the chance of reclaiming the American marketing rights of the character.

A court ruling has upset CLARE MILNE's request to take back the rights from current holders STEPHEN SLESINGER INC under copyright law.

The decision comes as a blow for WALT DISNEY - Milne had planned to grant to them the rights to the legendary children's character.

05/05/2003 17:22