Jackson Memorabilia Seller Can't Shake Estate IP Suit

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a trademark lawsuit that the estate of Michael Jackson brought against a memorabilia seller, saying an earlier suit was not necessarily a bar to bringing the claims.

On Jan. 20, the estate hit Howard Mann and his related businesses with a suit alleging copyright infringement, piracy and unfair competition, accusing them of cashing in on Jackson's legacy by shilling unlicensed merchandise and illegally posting video and sound recordings online.

The immediate complaint is one of many legal...
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Case Title

John Branca et al v. Howard Mann et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-00584

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Dean D. Pregerson

Date Filed

January 19, 2011

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