Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.

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Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992) was a court case which established the rights of users to modify copyrighted works for their own use.

Court Documents
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinion

964 F.2d 965

LEWIS GALOOB TOYS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee


NINTENDO OF AMERICA, INC., Defendant-Appellant

No. 91-16205

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

March 12, 1992, Argued and Submitted

May 21, 1992, Filed


Thomas G. Gallatrin, Jr., Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, New York, New York, for the defendant-appellant.

Jerome B. Falk, Jr., Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson & Falk, San Francisco, California, for the plaintiff-appellees.

Panel Information[edit]

Before: Jerome Farris and Pamela Ann Rymer, Circuit Judges, and David V. Kenyon,[*] District Judge.


*   Honorable David V. Kenyon, United States District Judge for the Central District of California, sitting by designation.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).