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Hot Topics in Right of Publicity Disputes

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The parameter of rights in an individuals persona—name, voice, likeness and other elements of an individuals identity—is often a key consideration for creators of media content and their counsel. This presentation examines recurring legal issues and recent case law developments in disputes over such rights of publicity. Topics to be covered include: whether a right of publicity has been effectively assigned; how statute of limitation concerns can impact right of publicity litigation; which states or countrys right of publicity law applies; the interplay of publicity rights with federal Lanham Act claims individuals may pursue over unauthorized uses of their personas; and whether a defendant has raised a viable “transformative use argument that will defeat an unauthorized use claim.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Entertainment/Arts
  • Federal Courts
  • Privacy Law
  • Social Media Law


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit