The lawyers for a company called Harrison/Erickson have informed the Phillies that they are reclaiming the copyright for the Phillie Phanatic. 

40 years ago the company was paid $215,000 to create the mascot costume for Philadelphia.  Copyright law allows for an author to reclaim rights after 35 years. 

The Phillies aren’t letting their famous mascot go without a fight and have filed a lawsuit to block H/E from claiming it owns the copyright to the costume.

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