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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

(The cult of) personality rights in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2017

At a time when the cult of personality is becoming increasingly important, the fact that personality rights are recognised in Canada seems obvious

Imagine there’s no protection
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 11 2017

The recent spat between Yoko Ono and a Polish drinks company highlights the importance of registering trade marks. What happened in this matter was

Court Holds that Fantasy Sports Companies Did Not Violate Players’ Rights by Using Their Names and Likenesses
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

On September 29, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Walton Pratt, J.) issued a decision dismissing claims by

Reclame Picnic met Max Verstappen lookalike is onrechtmatig
  • NLO
  • Netherlands
  • September 6 2017

Vandaag deed de rechter uitspraak in een inmiddels langlopende zaak tussen het management van F1 coureur Max Verstappen en online supermarkt Picnic

Thelonious Monk Estate Sues Brewery For “Brother Thelonious” Ale
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2017

The estate of Thelonious Monk has alleged that North Coast Brewing, maker of "Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale," violated the estate's

Edgar Davids’ portrait rights
  • Chiever
  • Netherlands
  • August 24 2017

The character 'Striker Lucian' in Riot Games' computer game League of Legends infringes the portrait rights of former Dutch footballing star Edgar