Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name

Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn, recently sued the charity bearing his mother's name over a dispute 
over the charity's use of Hepburn's name on merchandise. From Reuters: image from static.tumblr.com

Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who once chaired the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, accused the charity of infringing trademark and other rights belonging to him and Luca Dotti, his half-brother....

In Thursday’s lawsuit, Ferrer said he resigned as chairman in 2012 amid disagreements over spending, but let the charity use his mother’s name, persona and legacy case-by-case.

He said he has granted no such rights since 2015 and that the charity’s subsequent infringements falsely suggest that he, Dotti or their mother endorsed them.

-JWM

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/2017/10/audrey-hepburn-childrens-fund-sued-for-using-audrey-hepburns-name.html

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