Sorry but things like this really get under my skin....
This case could also reflect upon my hatred of those American ladies who are sueing everyone for the Winnie the Pooh money because AA milnes said their grandfather ( or similar) could put Pooh on a bowel and signed a piece of paper saying he could 'use the image'
Now I used to drink in this pub in my youth, it was slightly geeky but good fun and was around years and years before the films came out ( at least 20 )
The Tolkein estate had no issue with it whatsoever
I hate the money grabbing low life - who have , in my opinionm no rights to the property they had no part whatsoever in creating in the first place.