Buzz Aldrin, Topps Butt Heads Over Iconic Moon Shot

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for astronaut Buzz Aldrin argued Monday before a California federal judge on a motion for preliminary injunction to prevent trading card giant Topps Company Inc. from selling boxes of collectible cards plastered with an iconic image of the famous moonwalker.

Aldrin and his licensing company, StarBuzz LLC, filed suit against Topps in December alleging it violated the astronaut’s state and common law rights to publicity by selling a series of cards called American Heritage: American Heroes Edition in boxes and individual wrappers featuring a well-known...
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