Burberry Makes Peace In Humphrey Bogart Image Battle

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 12:01 PM ET) -- 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...
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Case Title

Burberry Limited et al v. Bogart, LLC


Case Number

1:12-cv-03491

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

May 1, 2012


Case Title

Bogart, LLC v. Burberry Group, PLC et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-04491

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Christina A. Snyder

Date Filed

May 22, 2012

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