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It’s Baaaaack! New York State Takes Another Stab at Right of Publicity
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

The New York State Legislature is taking aim at another right of privacypublicity overhaul push, on roughly the one-year anniversary of the last time

What's in a Name? A baby's right of publicity and a trademark too?
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • USA
  • June 13 2018

DJ Khaled is suing to establish that his 18 month old son's name is a trademark. The baby born in October 2016 was named Asahd Tuck Khaled. At 3

Adding Lanham Act Claim to Right of Publicity Claim Can Broaden Discovery
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • USA
  • June 11 2018

The unauthorized use of a model's photo in advertising will support a right of publicity claim (aka commercial appropriation of likeness), but with a

Seventh Circuit Hands the Ball to State Supreme Court
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit asked the Indiana Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the state's right-of-publicity law gives

No SpielBurgers for you! Steven Spielberg Shuts Down Unauthorized Use of His Name
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2018

Last week, Carl’s Jr. announced that in honor of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Ready Player One, they would change the name of their Charbroiled

JFK and the right of publicity
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

A recent piece in Gizmodo had an interesting post about the Times of London partnering with a tech company and a creative agency to cobble together

Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act
  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right

Celebrities, personality rights and privacy: what marketers need to know about permission
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 16 2018

William Shatner made headlines in November when he took to Twitter to express his displeasure that his name and likeness were used without his

In the Future, Everyone Will Have Their Personality Misappropriated for 15 Minutes
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2017

At the same time Andy Warhol was predicting the intense, short-lived “15 minutes of fame” that has now manifest as viral videos, legal scholars were

CJEU: Jurisdiction for Violation of Personality Rights Claims
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • November 8 2017

On Oct. 17, 2017, the CJEU (C-19416) ruled that a company which claims its personality rights (Persönlichkeitsrechte) to be infringed by content