Batman joins Spider-Man in court against Kippa Man

DC Comics sues Avi Binyamin for NIS 100,000 for selling unlicensed Batman kippot at his Jerusalem store.

September 20, 2012 02:07
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Boy looks at selection of kippot in shop

Boy wears Spider Man kippa 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

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.

The 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 Court.

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.

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