Monday, August 31, 2009

Paris Hilton's Suit Against Hallmark For Use Of "That's Hot" And Image On Greeting Card Can Go Forward

As discussed here by Reuters and here by the Associated Press, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit issued this opinion and began "We must decide whether California law allows a celebrity to sue a greeting card company for using her image and catchphrase in a birthday card without her permission." The Reuters article begins: "The celebrity and heiress Paris Hilton may pursue her lawsuit against Hallmark Cards over its use of her picture and catchphrase 'That's hot' on a greeting card, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday."

Thanks to How Appealing for the AP link and the link to the decision.


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