Target Accused Of Selling Unlicensed Rosa Parks Memorabilia

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 6:16 PM EST) -- The company that owns the rights to Rosa Parks' name and image hit Target Stores Inc. with a $5 million lawsuit in Alabama federal court Wednesday, alleging the retailer manufactured and sold items bearing Parks' name and likeness without permission.

The big-box retail chain allegedly sold unauthorized Rosa Parks memorabilia and ran her name and photo in sales brochures and in television and Internet ads, profiting off her international fame, according to the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.

Target's alleged violations gave "the...
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