Well, so says Lucasfilm as they lose in the English Supreme Court against one Andrew Ainsworth, the original prop designer who manufactured the imperial Stormtrooper suits for the first Star Wars movie.
Now Mr Ainsworth is free to sell his Stormtrooper armour to one and all, a point George Lucas is not happy about. I have mixed feelings about this ruling, but have to presume that the jury and judges who had access to all the points of the case have made the right call.
So what do you think? I know the David vs Goliath thing makes for a great story – and I’m sure the movie (or the TV show) of the fight will be made at one point – but does Ainsworth have the right to trade in on the success of the Lucas movies or not?