-Speakers- Rick Kurnit, Esq. -
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Steven P. Mandell, Esq., Mandell, Menkes LLC
Weston Anson - Chairman, CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management
Damage awards in Right of Publicity cases have been
skyrocketing. Multimillion dollar awards and settlements have
become more commonplace and celebrity and other plaintiffs routinely
have been pressing for large awards for claimed unauthorized uses of
their names, likenesses and sometimes even their personas. But
judges are starting to push back.
The explosion of advertising and marketing on the Internet and other
non-traditional advertising has led to a blurring of the traditional
lines between pure advertising and commercial content, greatly
increasing the exposure to Right of Publicity claims.
This panel will explore the issue of damages and other remedies in
Right of Publicity cases. The program will include a discussion of the
history and development of Right of Publicity Law, and an exploration by
experts in the field as to the ways that claimants are seeking, and
defendants are attempting to avoid, large awards. We will talk
about recent cases and claims involving Woody Allen, Paris Hilton,
Michael Jordan and many others and discuss the ways that courts in
different jurisdictions are dealing with various damage
Publicity, Privacy & Media Committee
Chairs: Edward H. Rosenthal, Esq. & Barry Werbin, Esq.
1.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice pending
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