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Friday, May 4, 2012

Humphrey Bogart's Estate Sues Burberry

Images-2Humphrey Bogart’s estate has recently filed a lawsuit against Burberry for using Bogart’s name a photo on its Facebook advertising timeline. Burberry argues that it legally licensed a photo of Bogart from the last scene of Casablanca to use in the timeline. Burberry filed a legal complaint asking a federal court to rule that its picture of Bogie is protected by the first amendment and does not infringe his estate’s trademark or publicity rights.

See Bogart Estate and Burberry in ‘Casablanca’ Photo Dispute, myFox.com, May 3, 2012. 

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing this article to my attention.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2012/05/humphrey-bogarts-estate-sues-burberry.html

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