Marilyn Monroe Estate Doesn't Own Her Image, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that the estate of Marilyn Monroe had no right to license her image, scolding the successors for claiming the late starlet died a California resident after having argued for decades that she was a New Yorker at death.

In a strongly worded, precedential opinion, the appeals panel said Marilyn Monroe LLC and its predecessors had spent more than 40 years arguing that Monroe had lived in New York when she died, successfully using her New York City address to dodge ample...
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