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October 19, 2017 - Columbia Law School’s Right of Publicity Roundtable
October 11, 2017 - Muhammad Ali lawsuit against Fox for Super Bowl LI promo
August 31, 2017 - Thelonius Monk suit illuminates risk in craft beer labels
June 12, 2017 - Two articles on the business of Right of Publicity
May 3, 2017 - Article in LIMA’s 5/3/17 eNews by www.RightOfPublicity.com ‘s @FaberLaw
April 13, 2017 - Preemption question: Copyright v. Right of Publicity
February 14, 2017 - President Trump and the Right of Publicity of a political figure
February 7, 2017 - Former Bears player Brian Urlacher files lawsuit against Florida hair clinic
February 6, 2017 - Super Bowl LI, Tina Fey and John Malkovich ads, and the Right of Publicity
February 2, 2017 - Sounds like a Right of Publicity valuation expert is needed in Michael Jackson IRS dispute
December 8, 2016 - Article on Canadian Right of Personality
October 13, 2016 - Highest Paid Deceased Celebrities for 2016
October 11, 2016 - Right of Publicity annual update at Indy Bar
July 21, 2016 - Insurers can’t dodge coverage for Right of Publicity claims
May 20, 2016 - Athletes seeking trademarks for catch phrases
May 12, 2016 - Minnesota considering Right of Publicity legislation, aka “Prince Law”
April 28, 2016 - Valuing and taxing Prince’s “image rights”
April 22, 2016 - Prince knew the value of his intellectual property
March 23, 2016 - Brief note re: Hulk Hogan’s $140M jury award against Gawker
January 15, 2016 - Facebook “Sponsored Stories” and Right of Publicity issues forecasted on RightOfPublicity.com
November 20, 2015 - Alabama is the latest state to enact a Right of Publicity statute
October 31, 2015 - Pierre Garcon, WR of Washington Redskins, sues daily fantasy company FanDuel
October 14, 2015 - RightOfPublicity.com’s Faber leads Indy Bar CLE with Quarles & Brady’s Tragesser
September 18, 2015 - Savannah Law Review’s “The Walking Dead” Colloquium
August 24, 2015 - Michael Jordan’s $8.9 Million damages award is instructive
August 14, 2015 - Deflategate, the NFL suspension, Tom Brady and Free Brady! t-shirts
July 31, 2015 - Michael Jordan won more often than he lost, just not in China
July 23, 2015 - Taylor Swift’s right of publicity defense
June 1, 2015 - Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood Hologram Wars” quotes Faber of RightOfPublicity.com / Luminary Group
May 22, 2015 - RightOfPublicity.com’s Faber quoted in Anson’s new ABA book on Right of Publicity
April 7, 2015 - Faber interview with TBS eFM Primetime with Henry Shinn
February 24, 2015 - Right of Publicity Linked In Group re: Target Rosa Parks case
February 18, 2015 - Pope Francis dolls?
January 8, 2015 - The latest interpretation of the Transformative Use test
November 20, 2014 - Ebola Nurse doll has Right of Publicity implications
October 14, 2014 - Federal Judge’s ruling against former NFL players is a fumble
October 14, 2014 - Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Company
June 16, 2014 - Brief note on coverage of Massachusetts Senate’s passage of Right of Publicity bill
June 10, 2014 - NCAA settles Keller case for $20 Million
June 2, 2014 - Arnold Schwarzenegger sues Arnold Nutrition Group for $10M
February 20, 2014 - Ruling in favor of Michael Jordan gets it right
February 19, 2014 - BVR’s interview with RightOfPublicity.com’s Faber
January 30, 2014 - Ninth Circuit ruling in Hendrix case: Washington Right of Publicity is constitutional
January 17, 2014 - NCAA’s Right of Publicity petition to U.S. Supreme Court denied
January 10, 2014 - Internet scam ads could trigger Right of Publicity claims
January 7, 2014 - Kanye West responds to Coinye West infringement
December 18, 2013 - Fashion Counsel video on Right of Publicity
October 24, 2013 - Forbes’ annual Top-Earning Deceased Celebrities list produces no surprises
October 19, 2013 - Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, sues museum
September 13, 2013 - LIMA’s August 2013 newsletter, BottomLine, features article by RightOfPublicity.com’s Faber
August 28, 2013 - New content and updates to RightOfPublicity.com
August 21, 2013 - Good article on the very real dangers of counterfeits and IP infringements
August 9, 2013 - Two new video game rulings from the Ninth Circuit, Jim Brown v. EA and Keller v. EA
August 1, 2013 - UK ruling in favor of Rihanna against Topshop’s unlicensed shirts featuring her image
July 29, 2013 - RightofPublicity.com author served as expert in NM case in which jury awarded $1.8M verdict
July 9, 2013 - North Carolina Bar Journal article on Right of Publicity legislation
June 5, 2013 - July 2013 Reader’s Digest includes fascinating legal notice re: Right of Publicity of former NFL players
May 22, 2013 - Former Rutgers Quarterback Ryan Hart wins Right of Publicity claim against EA
May 21, 2013 - Rihanna files $5 million lawsuit against Topshop for unlicensed t-shirts
April 23, 2013 - Hollywood Reporter article on movie rights and Right of Publicity of criminals, includes Luminary Group’s Jonathan Faber commentary
April 3, 2013 - Donald Trump seeks $400,000 in cybersquatting case
March 29, 2013 - Legislative effort regarding the Right of Publicity in New York
March 6, 2013 - Lindsay Lohan sues Pitbull and Ne-Yo for use of her name in song lyric
March 4, 2013 - 9th Circuit grants and files amici brief in Jimi Hendrix case, RightOfPublicity.com and Luminary Group’s Jonathan Faber contributor
February 26, 2013 - Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football suit and intellectual property rights in a nickname
February 25, 2013 - Indiana case law on appropriation from 1949
February 3, 2013 - Coach Vince Lombardi performs at Super Bowl XLVII half time show to begin Beyonce’s performance
January 24, 2013 - Trademark, Right of Publicity and Super Bowl XLVII: HarBowl, Harbaugh Bowl, and Kaepernicking
January 17, 2013 - Kim Kardashian files suit against Gap over use of a lookalikes
December 18, 2012 - Class action lawsuit filed against online mugshot website
October 24, 2012 - The Licensing Journal publishes Jonathan Faber’s article on celebrity licensing, technology, and the Right of Publicity
October 24, 2012 - New Jersey common law post-mortem Right of Publicity extends at least 50 years
September 20, 2012 - Actress in anti-Muslim film files lawsuit
September 18, 2012 - Tiger Woods faces down Om Agro Chemicals in trademark opposition
August 9, 2012 - Massachusetts considering Right of Publicity legislation
July 31, 2012 - Faber interviewed in Bloomberg BNA journal on Right of Publicity developments
July 31, 2012 - Massachusetts considers new Right of Publicity bill
June 28, 2012 - Manatt article examines the Right of Publicity of Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe
June 22, 2012 - Observations regarding New Hampshire’s Right of Publicity effort and Governor Lynch’s veto of SB 175
June 22, 2012 - Variety interviews Jonathan Faber of RightOfPublicity.com & Luminary Group re: virtual celebrities
June 21, 2012 - Jonathan Faber interview with WIBC regarding New Hampshire’s recent Right of Publicity effort
June 12, 2012 - Marilyn Monroe Estate considering litigation against Digicon Media in response to “Virtual Marilyn”
May 2, 2012 - Julia Roberts and George Clooney join forces in lawsuit over unauthorized use of their names and images
April 19, 2012 - Faber secures passage of Indiana Right of Publicity statute
February 29, 2012 - “Joustin’ Beaver” creator RC3 files lawsuit against Justin Bieber
February 17, 2012 - When losing isn’t losing at all: Marilyn Monroe Estate acquires rights to Shaw Family Archives images
February 7, 2012 - A rare reported settlement figure, $356,000, in Marlon Brando Estate suit against Ashley Furniture
January 6, 2012 - Plans for Steve Jobs action figure, biggest Right of Publicity story of 2012?
December 20, 2011 - ESPN article on licensing of iconic coaches, contrasting Vince Lombardi to Joe Paterno
December 7, 2011 - Benetton’s “unhate” campaign could be more than just a publicity stunt
December 2, 2011 - Chef Gordon Ramsay, singer Bette Midler, and Acura’s Season of Reason campaign
November 17, 2011 - Facebook’s “Expanded Premium Ads” bring hidden Right of Publicity issues
October 31, 2011 - Infringements in Disguise: are Halloween costume knock-offs fooling any one?
October 27, 2011 - The 2011 Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list is out, just in time for Halloween
October 7, 2011 - MTV’s Johnny Bananas sues over Entourage’s Johnny Bananas
September 22, 2011 - The Actors Strike Back: from Happy Days to Princess Leia, actors and actresses are reexamining their contracts and bringing claims
July 14, 2011 - Muhammad Ali files lawsuit against Kobo Inc. over “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
June 10, 2011 - Cadbury advertisement, “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town,” potential violation of Naomi Campbell’s Right of Publicity?
May 26, 2011 - Presidential bids, Donald Trump, and the Right of Publicity for public figures
May 25, 2011 - Hangover II, Mike Tyson, and copyright claims in a tattoo design
May 20, 2011 - Disney seeks to trademark SEAL Team 6, the elite special forces unit that tracked down Osama bin Laden
May 19, 2011 - Brando Enterprises, owner of Marlon Brando’s rights, sues Harley Davidson over “Brando” boots
May 10, 2011 - Mattel’s Barbie doll rendition of Elly May Clampett character from The Beverly Hillbillies draws lawsuit from actress Donna Douglas
May 9, 2011 - Motley Crue founder Nikki Sixx, promoting new book “This Is Gonna Hurt,” gives advice to young bands: “know the legal system”
May 6, 2011 - Dionne Warwick, former members of the Shirelles file suit over Broadway musical “Baby It’s You!”
May 3, 2011 - “Obama Got Osama” products hit marketplace, reports USA Today. Anyone want to take a shot at that Right of Publicity analysis?
April 27, 2011 - Jonathan Faber secures ruling on Indiana’s Right of Publicity statute, upheld in favor of legendary cycling champion Major Taylor
March 23, 2011 - Charlie Sheen, catchphrases, and the Right of Publicity
February 16, 2011 - No Doubt wins claim against video game publisher Activision: claim is not barred by the First Amendment and the use in the video game violates band members’ right of publicity
February 14, 2011 - ABA Journal interview with RightOfPublicity.com author Jonathan Faber examines the right of publicity in detail
February 11, 2011 - Albert Einstein’s heir is “outraged” that she doesn’t receive part of Albert Einstein licensing income
February 7, 2011 - Billboard Magazine cover story on Bob Marley Estate quotes RightOfPublicity.com author Jonathan Faber
January 14, 2011 - Marilyn Monroe’s intellectual property rights sold
December 15, 2010 - Athletes filing for trademarks makes front page of New York Times and Saturday Night Live’s Weekly Update
October 26, 2010 - Every Halloween brings another Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list and, usually, a few surprises
October 8, 2010 - NBC sitcom 30 Rock gives a nod to the Right of Publicity through Johnny Appleseed joke
October 8, 2010 - Litigation over the The Material Girl lawsuit: Madonna or LA Triumph?
September 6, 2010 - Lingerie company launches ad campaign featuring Princess Diana lookalike on anniversary of Diana’s death
August 20, 2010 - Who has the right to use “Material Girl” for clothing line: Madonna or LA Triumph?
August 19, 2010 - Vampire Weekend Contra album cover controversy
August 18, 2010 - Times Square Showdown: The Naked Cowboy vs. The Naked Cowgirl
July 1, 2010 - California amends its right of publicity statute, adding provisions for soldiers and others who become famous due to death
June 30, 2010 - Hulk Hogan v. Post Cocoa Pebbles: And the Winner Is?
June 9, 2010 - Widow of Fred Astaire files lawsuit over annual dance awards ceremony named “Fred and Adele Astaire Awards”
April 16, 2010 - Unprecedented, overreaching exemptions undermine several current Right of Publicity bills
March 24, 2010 - Video game manufacturer EA loses motion to dismiss to NCAA football star Sam Keller
March 9, 2010 - Lindsay Lohan and the E*Trade “milkaholic” baby
February 16, 2010 - NCAA policies regarding use of players’ names and images under fire again
February 4, 2010 - Proposed amendment to Indiana’s Right of Publicity statute
February 1, 2010 - AIPLA Conference includes Right of Publicity presentation by Author of RightOfPublicity.com
January 19, 2010 - Shaquille O’Neal files lawsuit against Las Vegas company for “Shaqtus” portrayal and other infringing activities
January 6, 2010 - PETA launches new ad featuring Michelle Obama without First Lady’s permission
December 30, 2009 - Michael Jordan Sues Grocery Stores for Hall of Fame Congratulatory Ads
December 15, 2009 - Chuck Yeager lands favorable ruling in right of publicity claim against AT&T
November 20, 2009 - Bob Marley predicted to gross over $1 billion by 2012
November 17, 2009 - Gwen Stefani and No Doubt sue Activision over Rock Band video game
November 6, 2009 - Nelson Mandela and the $24 Mandela Burger
October 31, 2009 - Just in time for Halloween, Forbes.com releases 2009 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list
October 30, 2009 - DirectTV’s Farley Flap
October 19, 2009 - Do I need a license to use Michael Jackson’s image and song titles in relation to products?
October 16, 2009 - FTC Proposed Regulations Concerning Celebrity Endorsements
October 12, 2009 - Does a Rock Band-Themed Restaurant Need Permission From the Band?
September 29, 2009 - 60 Minutes Runs “A Living For the Dead” segment, updated segment includes Luminary Group mention
September 25, 2009 - Claims Advisor runs article by Jonathan Faber concerning IP liability including Right of Publicity
September 16, 2009 - Courtney Love To Sue Activision Over Kurt Cobain’s Inclusion in Guitar Hero 5
July 22, 2009 - TheJayLenoShow.com belongs to Jay Leno after UDRP ruling in Leno’s favor
July 10, 2009 - Michael Jackson licensed products about to hit shelves, but who has a claim to the proceeds?
July 7, 2009 - NCAA, College Athletes, and Video Games
June 30, 2009 - NFL Licensing Issue to be decided by the United States Supreme Court
June 26, 2009 - Will Michael Jackson’s Death Spawn a Battle Over His Assets, Including His Intellectual Property and Right of Publicity?
June 25, 2009 - Bobbleheads: Intentionally Unflattering or a Symptom of the Product Category?
June 25, 2009 - Band names: Trademark or Right of Publicity Infringement?
June 5, 2009 - MLB Cardinals Manager La Russa files suit over fake Twitter page
May 19, 2009 - Woody Allen settles American Apparel infringement for $5 Million
May 2, 2009 - Unlicensed women’s apparel infringing on college football star?
March 21, 2009 - New law in China subjects celebrities to liability for products they endorse
March 6, 2009 - Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro file suit against watch maker Tutima
February 27, 2009 - Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo) and Marc Anthony sue British stroller company for $5M
February 20, 2009 - Fifty percent of Bob Marley’s Right of Publicity and related IP sells for $20 Million
February 6, 2009 - Caylee Anthony: What happens to the publicity rights if a parent criminalizes a minor child?
January 25, 2009 - Sasha and Malia dolls: Now it’s not just the President being infringed
January 18, 2009 - President Obama merchandise continues
January 16, 2009 - Statutory Damages
January 15, 2009 - Can I make products of an actor who portrayed a comic book character?
January 15, 2009 - I took photographs of a famous person. Can I exhibit the pictures?
January 13, 2009 - Buddy Holly and the City of Lubbock
January 6, 2009 - President Obama infringements?
November 1, 2008 - John Madden’s Opportunity to speak on behalf of retired players?
October 23, 2008 - Analysis of the $29 Million Jury Award to Retired NFL Players