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Posts tagged "Licensing"

Licensing company finds itself in big 'Messi' over player's image

As some of our California readers know from past posts, businesses usually have to get a celebrity’s permission before they can use images of their likeness. Often done through a contract, the celebrity gives their consent to use their image such as for marketing or even for merchandise. But when the proper licenses are not acquired from company to company, litigation is almost always around the corner.

Licensing agreement better than litigation for tech companies

In the technology world, it is not uncommon for two companies to get tied up in litigation due to a variety of issues, ranging from patent disputes to defamation. While this has proven true many times over the past few years, some companies are beginning to realize that it is better to cooperate with each other than fight.

Estate of iconic monster actor sues over use of image

Lon Chaney Jr. became a Hollywood icon by playing some of the most famous ghouls ever to lurch across movie screens, including Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man and The Mummy. His films, most of which premiered in the 1930s and 1940s, are considered to be some of the finest and most classic examples of monster movies ever produced during Hollywood's Golden Era.

In L.A. Court, family of famous monster ac

Lon Chaney Jr. became a Hollywood icon by playing some of the most famous ghouls ever to lurch across movie screens, including Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man and The Mummy. His films, most of which premiered in the 1930s and 1940s, are considered to be some of the finest and most classic examples of monster movies ever produced during Hollywood's Golden Era.

Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien sues over "Lord of the Rings" gambling game

As Los Angeles fans of "Lord of the Rings" gear up for the December premiere of "The Hobbit," we have an interesting entertainment law development related to the blockbuster films and the bestselling novels they are based upon to tell you about.