Here is a link to an article I wrote for Licensing International’s Executive Voices series: https://licensinginternational.org/news/discernment-in-licensing-and-enforcement/
A company in New York has begun offering “Dr. Fauci” doughnuts, which apparently involve edible paper on the doughnut with Dr. Fauci’s image printed on it. Dr. Fauci has become a daily fixture in the coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and a visible leader in the response and information concerning the outbreak. Donuts Delite, the company selling the doughnuts on a nationwide basis, reportedly, will continue selling the doughnuts “as long as they are in demand.” Here is a link to the story: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/us/dr-fauci-doughnuts-trnd/index.html Dr. Fauci Doughnuts
I want to take a moment to thank Wes Anson of Consor, who quoted me at length in his new publication for the ABA entitled Right of Publicity: Analysis, Valuation, and the Law. I haven’t had time to read the book carefully yet, but it appears to be well done. I’m sure it will be a useful resource to many.
I did notice that the section on Indiana’s current Right of Publicity statute is not quite on point or up to date. In 2012, I secured passage of a critical piece of legislation that solidified Indiana’s Right of Publicity position in the wake of a problematic judicial decision. Here’s a link to more information on that development: http://rightofpublicity.com/faber-secures-passage-of-indiana-right-of-publicity-statute