Carol Burnett Blocks Ex-Producer's Christmas DVD

Law360, Los Angeles (August 5, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday barred Carol Burnett's ex-producer's company from using the comedy legend's name and image for a DVD reissue of a 1960s TV show on which she appeared early in her career, ruling the products are “literally false and explicitly misleading.”

At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ruled that the “A Carol Burnett Christmas” DVD produced by Bob Banner Associates Inc., the company founded by former “The Carol Burnett Show” co-producer Bob Banner, were “likely to cause confusion” among consumers....
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