Hendrix Estate Asks 9th Circ. To Restore $1.4M IP Award

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- Jimi Hendrix's estate urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to overturn a judge's decision to slash a jury's $1.4 million award in a trademark dispute to $60,000, as well as his declaration that a Washington state law protecting posthumous publicity rights is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly in September reduced the jury's award in favor of Experience Hendrix LLC in a trademark infringement suit the estate brought to block HendrixLicensing.com Ltd. and its operator Andrew Pitsicalis from distributing posters and novelty items featuring the...
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