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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ninth Circuit Allows Hilton Suit Against Hallmark To Move Forward

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that Paris Hilton's lawsuit against Hallmark Cards can proceed. Ms. Hilton alleges that the card, which depicts a waitress with Ms. Hilton's face, infringes her rights of publicity and use of her catchphrase "That's hot". Hallmark maintains that use of the image and phrase are protected by fair use. Read more here and here.

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