Hendrix Memorabilia Co. Wants Trademark Verdict Unplugged

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A company that sells Jimi Hendrix memorabilia asked the Ninth Circuit on Monday to overturn a finding that its domain names infringe the Hendrix estate's trademarks, and contended that Washington state's publicity rights law is unconstitutional.

HendrixLicensing.com Ltd. and its operator Andrew Pitsicalis claim in their cross-appeal brief that the lower court's finding that its Web addresses infringe the estate's trademarks was contradicted by a subsequent Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that similar domains constitute fair use.

In that case, the court found in July 2010...
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