Licensing Co. Sues Brando's Estate Over Madonna Contract

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Licensing agency CMG Worldwide Inc. has accused Marlon Brando's estate of backing out of a deal allowing the use of the actor's name and likeness by pop icon Madonna on her 2012 World Tour, according to a lawsuit removed to Indiana federal court Wednesday.

Indianapolis-based CMG alleges that shortly after it entered an agreement with fellow licensing company Brand Sense Partners LLC, which represents Brando's estate, for the use of the deceased actor's likeness by Madonna as “set dressing” for live performances of her hit song...
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