Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Merchandise Sparks Lawsuit

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Unauthorized gear from the Broadway hit is diverting profits away from the company licensed to sell merchandise, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Disney Sued by 'Doc McStuffins' Actress Over Merchandise Revenue

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The suit claims the young actress is owed money and signs single-day contracts so the show can replace her at will. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Marilyn Monroe Estate Allowed to Bring Trademark Claims Against Merchandiser

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Good news for anyone in the "celebrity services" business. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Appeals Court Reverses Live Nation Win in Run-D.M.C. Merchandise Suit

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The panel finds the merchandiser's summary judgment win on issues of willful infringement was premature. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Entertainment Giants Say They Are Owed Millions in Merchandise Royalties

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Discovery, CBS, Fox, NBCU and others are objecting to the assumption of licensing agreements in a planned bankruptcy auction of Delivery Agent Inc. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Appeals Court Upholds Warner Bros.' Legal Victory Over 'Gone With the Wind' Merchandise

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million judgment and permanent injunction is affirmed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Marvel Sued Over 'Iron Man' Merchandising Deal

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Matthew Belloni The creator of a kids' playhouse that was to feature the superhero claims Marvel never had the right to license the appropriate artwork read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Marvel Entertainment Iron Man 2 The Avengers

Hollywood's Next Big Piracy Fight: Digital Merchandising

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Eriq Gardner An exciting new technology may be on Hollywood's doorstep. But will lawyers get in the way? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business

EXCLUSIVE: Rolling Stone Magazine Settles Merchandise Lawsuit

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Bob Marley's Heirs Preserve Multimillion-Dollar Trial Win Against Merchandisers

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An appeals court agrees there was sufficient evidence that consumers were likely confused about who was endorsing Marley T-shirts. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Warner Bros. Sues Online Retailer Over 'Dallas' Merchandise

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Ewing decanters and belt buckles are among the items the studio says infringe on its trademarks read more. Dallas Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Television Business

Charlie Sheen Merchandise Clampdown Hits Women's Rights Group

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Eriq Gardner A Live Nation subsidiary is on the prowl for violations of Charlie Sheen's publicity rights, including "Unfollow Charlie" t-shirts which supported the charity RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen

Warner Bros. Wins $2.57 Million Ruling Over 'Wizard of Oz' Merchandise

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The defendants attempted to avoid this outcome by arguing that the materials used were in the public domain. read more. The Business Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Wizard of Oz Television Business

Bob Marley “One Love” of Merchandising?

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Bob Marley’s estate inked a merchandising agreement with private equity group Hilco Consumer Capital for the rights to license not only the reggae singer’s name & likeness , but also other branded products under the Tuff Gong, One Love, Three Little Birds, Catch A Fire and Relics of Antiquity names. by Tamera H. Bennett. posted February 12, 2009.

Tolkien Estate Sues Warner Brothers Over LOTR, Hobbit Merchandising

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The estate of the late J. Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and associated works, including The Hobbit, is suing Warner Brothers over what it alleges involves a breach of contract in which the studio

Court: Merchandising of Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' image not fair use; factual issues remain on substantial similarity

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on its merchandise were "substantially similar" to the AP photo. The court in the case involving Shepard Fairey's use of an AP photograph in his famous " Obama Hope " poster has ruled that a company that manufactured and distributed clothing bearing the Obama Hope image under license from one of Fairey's corporate entities did not engage in fair use. The court, however, held that there remains a factual dispute whether the images used by One 3 Two, Inc.

Judge Allows for Possibility "Marilyn Monroe" Is Too Generic for Trademark

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A merchandiser is battling the Marilyn Monroe Estate in court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

DealFatigue

Still, I wasn’t really intrigued until I visited Hot Topic , a teen-oriented store in my local mall, and spotted Charlie merchandise. My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn&# shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

DealFatigue

Still, I wasn’t really intrigued until I visited Hot Topic , a teen-oriented store in my local mall, and spotted Charlie merchandise. My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn” shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

Grass Roots Licensing Of Youtube Fare

DealFatigue

Still, I wasn’t really intrigued until I visited Hot Topic , a teen-oriented store in my local mall, and spotted Charlie merchandise. My kids turned me on to “Charlie The Unicorn” shortly after it made its debut on youtube several years ago. Like most user generated content, Charlie , a flash animated 2D short, was made on a shoestring and the production values reflect that. Still, the work is smart, funny and quotable in the vein of Caddyshack and The Simpsons.

Wal-Mart is Watching You (or at Least What You’re Wearing).

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Currently, most retailers stick with the traditional UPC barcodes to keep track of merchandise, even though more sophisticated tracking methods have been around for some time. The stage is set for the next great privacy battle.

Credit Card Services Firms with Knowledge of Sales of Infringing Merchandise May Be Liable for Trademark Infringement

New Media and Technology Law

Central to the court's ruling was the conclusion that Gucci had alleged sufficient facts from which it could be found that each of the defendants knew or should have known that counterfeit merchandise was being sold on the Web site, an essential finding for establishing contributory infringement. In Gucci America, Inc. Laurette Co. 1:2008cv05065 (S.D.N.Y.),

For Your Consideration - Disney/Pixar's Irony IRON-E

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For Your Consideration - Disney/Pixar's Irony IRON-E

Pixelization

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff Sues Warner Bros. for Millions in Royalties

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may owe him tens of millions of dollars on merchandising and spin-off participation. Eriq Gardner James Best says Warner Bros. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

'Office Space' Actor Loses Lawsuit Over 'Flair'

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The waiter in the film alleged that his face was used on merchandise without his consent. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Tolkien Estate Sues Warner Bros. Over 'Lord of the Rings' Slot Machines (Exclusive)

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The suit claims at least $80 million in damages from unauthorized merchandising of the Tolkien books. read more. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq

'A Christmas Story': This Month, TBS; Next Month, a Courtroom Trial?

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Zack Ward, who played the film's bully, is fighting over merchandise that he says illicitly used his face. read more. A Christmas Story Movies THR, Esq. Business

'Storage Wars' Star and Rapper End Legal Battle Over 'YUUUP!' Catchphrase

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David Hester went to court after getting a cease-and-desist letter that demanded he stop exploiting the signature phrase on television and on merchandise.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time

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6 Bob Marley Heirs Preserve Trial Against Merchandisers. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

'Happy Days' Cast Sues CBS, Paramount for $10 Million

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Alex Ben Block They charge in a lawsuit that they have not been paid for their share of years of home video releases and licensed merchandise that used their images and voices.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 50 – Raging Bulls on the Starway to Heaven

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Obtaining Merchandising Rights from Actors. Obtaining Merchandising Rights from Actors 10 Famous 1923 Silent Film Sparks Copyright Lawsuit Over a Clock 11 Dr. Dre Loses $3 Million Royalty Claim on Debut Album Entertainment Law Update

NBC Universal Accused of Million-Dollar 'Harry Potter' Font Theft

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million lawsuit against NBC Universal over Harry Potter merchandise might be a sign of future lawsuits. Eriq Gardner A $1.5 read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

Warner Bros. Wants to Disqualify Tolkien Estate Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight

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The two sides argue over evidence in an $80 million lawsuit over merchandise and games. read more. The Business The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Business

Halle Berry Lawsuit: Any Such Thing as a Free Celebrity Gift?

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A watchmaker suggests that celebrities likely consent to use of their images when accepting merchandise from those connected to marketing agencies.

Devo Settles Lawsuit Over Funny-Looking Hats

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The post-punk band alleged that its cylindric red "energy dome hats" had been ripped off by a merchandiser. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Style Business

Why the 'Christmas Story' Child Actor Sued Warner Bros. Over Figurines

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over allegedly misappropriating his likeness in merchandise. Eriq Gardner Former 'A Christmas Story' child star sues Warner Bros. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Entertainment Law Update Episode 67 – Holy Batmobiles!

Gordon P. Firemark

Marilyn Monroe Estate Allowed to Bring Trademark Claims Against Merchandiser – Hollywood Reporter. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

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'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts (Exclusive)

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Phillip Phillips says he''s been "manipulated" and in a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment.

Power Rangers Owner Sues Over 'Power Hoodiez' Sweatshirts

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But the owner of the long-running kids' TV show wants to use their legal zords to shut down anything resembling unlicensed merchandise. Eriq Gardner Power Rangers color-and-design combos are nostalgically back in fashion.

'Happy Days' Cast Suffers Setback in $10 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

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Matthew Belloni A judge dismisses a fraud claim brought by Marion Ross, Don Most, Anson Williams, Erin Moran and the widow of Tom Bosley over merchandising revenue from the hit show read more.

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Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. brand recognition in their own right) or have pre-existing merchandising deals.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise ; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. brand recognition in their own right) or have pre-existing merchandising deals.