Platters Singer Serves Promoter With Name Rights Beef

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Herb Reed Enterprises LLC sued a Las Vegas concert promoter for trademark infringement Wednesday in the latest chapter of decades of litigation over the rights to “The Platters,” a name singer Reed says he gave to a famed music group he started almost 60 years ago.

Reed Enterprises alleges Florida Entertainment Management Inc. and its CEO, Larry Marshak, improperly promote musical performances by other musicians under the Platters name at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Reed's company, which won a preliminary injunction in...
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