Burberry Makes Peace In Humphrey Bogart Image Battle
By Bill Donahue
Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT) -- Burberry Ltd. has resolved lawsuits in California and New York over whether the fashion house exploited the publicity rights of actor Humphrey Bogart by using a photo of him in a Burberry trenchcoat on its social media pages, according to documents filed Tuesday.
The U.K.-based company filed joint settlement documents with Bogart LLC in California and New York federal courts, saying only that the parties had agreed to drop the dispute.
Bogart LLC — which claims to own the actor's rights — had accused Burberry in...