Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2020, 11:33 PM

Disney’s ‘Toy Story 4' Allegedly Infringes Evel Knievel’s IP

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Keanu Reeves’ daredevil character Duke Caboom in Disney‘s “Toy Story 4" violates the late Evel Knievel’s trademark and publicity rights, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Nevada federal court.

K&K Promotions Inc. says the famous stuntman transferred his trademarks, copyrights, and publicity rights to it in 1998.

Duke Caboom in “Toy Story 4" is a toy version of a Canadian motorcycle daredevil made in the 1970s. The complaint says Caboom is known, like Knievel, for “often falling short with respect to death-defying ramp-to-ramp jumps” and wearing a “readily identifiable white-jumpsuit wardrobe and helmet with patriotic insignia"—Canadian in Caboom’s ...