Right of Publicity

Unauthorized commercial use of model photos on facebook can lead to right of publicity win

Jan 8th, 2017 | By

California Right of Publicity Updates – 2016 Verdict and discussion of assignability of rights of publicity to a image protection agency – Timed Out, LLC.  Introduction Here is one case I recently reviewed involving a California right of publicity case.  To learn more about our CA right of publicity practice area go here.  We have

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Right of Publicity Sample Demurrer Language

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
LA lawyer publicity law

Litigation Warrior – Opposing a Demurrer in California ROP cases (sample language)  Introduction Right of publicity, to me, is a form of intellectual property.  A person (whether famous or not) has a legal right to control the commercial use of their identity – name, image, nickname, likeness, voice, photo, signature etc.  Yet in a competitive

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California right of publicity and punitive damages

Jun 16th, 2016 | By
LA publicity attorney

Are PUNITIVE damages available for misappropriation of identity invasion of privacy cases in CA?   Introduction Some Defendants are surprised to learn that merely using someone elses name, picture, or image on their website, newspaper, podcast or other area could trigger a right of publicity cause of action (which is a form of invasion of

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Real Estate Reality TV, listing videos and the right of publicity

Apr 24th, 2015 | By
Right of Publicity Attorney

Real Estate Social Media Series – Reality Shows, Listing Videos, Firm Commercials & Open House Videos. Introduction As the world becomes more innovative, and real estate companies enter “the real world” as far as marketing and advertising is concerned, and given the growth of digital video technology even a small real estate company can now

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What to do when a Defendant violates your right of publicity?

Feb 11th, 2015 | By
LA right of publicity attorneys

Digital dispute series – Unauthorized commercial use of image and identity – California right of publicity and celebrity endorsement cases Introduction Every person has the right to control the commercial use of their identity 9name, image, voice, likeness etc.).  This has sometimes been called “personality rights” and to prevent the invasion of privacy which results

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Does Arizona have a right of publicity law?

Sep 7th, 2014 | By
Celebrity rights lawyer

Does Arizona recognize a “Right of Publicity.” Attorney Steve Vondran chimes in on this important intellectual property law topic.  Many states, like California, have a statutory right of publicity that protects all persons and their name, image, and likeness, and gives to each person a right to control the commercial exploitation of their identity (or

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