Rock Photog's Estate Hits Designer Varvatos With IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2012, 6:08 PM EST) -- The estate of legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Jim Marshall slammed menswear designer John Varvatos with a copyright infringement lawsuit Thursday, claiming the clothier displayed more than a dozen Marshall photographs in stores across the country without permission after the photographer died in 2010.

The lawsuit filed in California federal court on Thursday alleges Varvatos, John Varvatos of California Inc., John Varvatos Inc. and Bloomingdale’s Inc. had no right to reproduce Marshall’s famous photographs of artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles,...
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