Winchester_mansion.jpgIPNews® – The owners of the popular San Jose tourist attraction the Winchester Mystery House cannot hold a film production company liable for using the Mystery House’s trademarks without authorization, a California state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Global Asylum Inc. has a First Amendment right to use the name of the historical 160 room mansion, the California Sixth Appellate District said. The mansion was constantly under construction for 38 years at the will of Sarah Winchester, widow of gun manufacturer William Winchester, who believed she would be haunted by the ghosts of those slain by Winchester’s weapons if she ever stopped building. To continue reading, click: Calif. Appeals Court Shoots Down Mystery House Trademark Lawsuit