Holy haberdashery, Batman! Kippa Man is getting sued again!
Not content to let
Spidey get all the glory, DC Comics, owner of the Batman logo, has notified Avi
Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store in downtown Jerusalem, that he is being
sued for NIS 100,000 for selling unlicensed Batman kippot.
notification came just days after the Ivtsan, Netzer, Wolecki & Co. law firm
of Tel Aviv notified Binyamin last Wednesday that its client, Marvel Comics, was
suing him for selling illegal Spider-Man kippot.
The law firm is also
representing DC Comics.
Attorney Hagai Netzer bought a Spider- Man kippa
and a Batman kippa on July 30 from the store on the capital’s Ben Yehuda
pedestrian mall, and submitted both as evidence to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s
Binyamin’s iconic store is about two meters wide and four meters
deep and is stuffed with colorful kippot. He sells only kippot and does a brisk
business, with a steady stream of customers.
“They make them in China, I
just import them,” a frustrated Binyamin said last Thursday. “There are 20
stores on this street; they all sell the same thing.”
Kippa Man may not
have super powers, but at least God is on his side.