17 November 2020PatentsTom Phillips

It is where you are, not who you are, that counts

Using a celebrity’s image in advertising may infringe laws around right of publicity, but a lack of global harmonization around such laws means protection varies depending on where the infringement occurs, according to a panel of speakers at the International Trademark Association's 2020 Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting session 'Right of Publicity: Hidden Traps and Suggested Strategies'.

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