German anatomist and controversial artist, Gunther von Hagens, has filed a lawsuit in America accusing broadcaster HBO of being guilty of copyright infringement.

The papers claim the broadcaster has copied von Hagen’s technique of Plastination, in their rendering of the physical appearance of White Walkers in worldwide blockbusting TV show, Game of Thrones.

He told Fox News: ‘It is an obvious rip-off and anyone can see this is so. These White Walkers are almost identical to my pieces, except they’ve been sprayed white and have had deep-blue contact lenses inserted in their eye-sockets.’

However it is understood the case may not actually get to court, as there are reports emerging to suggest that in an attempt to come to an out-of-court settlement, HBO is considering a request from von Hagen’s legal representatives that he be given first pick from the mountain of bodies generated in each episode show.