Archive for the ‘Personality Rights’ Category


Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Celebrity "news" programs seem to fill the channels on our televisions at all times of the day.  Magazine racks are weighted down with the latest celebrity gossip.  Companies regularly hire celebrity spokespersons to "hawk their wares" in infomercials and advertisements.  Is it any wonder that these celebrities are determined to control the use of ...

Hilton Not Hot on Hallmark

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Paris Hilton filed a complaint against Hallmark on September 6, 2007 for the greeting card pictured above. Hilton alleges Hallmark knowingly and without her consent (i) commercially appropriated her identity; (ii) invaded her privacy by using her name and likeness; (iii) misappropriated publicity, and; (iv) falsely represented that the card was associated with her ...