Marley Lawsuit Will Give Celebrities More Control Over Image
Bob Marley's estate has won a lawsuit that could help celebrities control how their image is used on T-shirts and other merchandise.By Ben Lawson | February 22, 2015
An appeals court has handed down a victory to celebrities looking to control how their images are used on merchandise.
Clothing maker A.V.E.L.A. must pay Bob Marley's estate more than $2 million in damages for the unlicensed use of his image on T-shirts sold in Target, Walmart and other larger retailers. (Video via WABC / "Like It Is")
A.V.E.L.A. unsuccessfully appealed the 2011 ruling, saying it was an overreach and would give someone a federal right to their own publicity, but judges ruled that the plaintiffs were protected under state regulation.