Bob Marley's Half-Brother Accused Of Trademark Abuse

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 3:28 PM EST) -- The widow and children of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley sued the deceased musician's half-brother in Florida federal court Wednesday, accusing him of exploiting Marley's trademarked name and image to promote a music festival and various other ventures.

Bahamas-based Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd., which represents Rita Marley and nine of the singer's children, accused Richard Booker of deceiving consumers by registering various trademarks drawing on Bob Marley's legacy.

“[Booker's] unauthorized use of Bob Marley's identity and persona, including his name and likeness ... constitutes a...
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Case Title

Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Limited, a Bahamian corp. v. Booker et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-24326

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Marcia G. Cooke

Date Filed

November 30, 2011

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