Toyota, Graffiti Artist Settle Copyright Claims

Law360, New York (August 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has settled copyright and trademark infringement claims filed by graffiti artist Eric “Haze” Liebert over Toyota's use of his artwork in advertisements for the Toyota Scion 2005tc.

On Aug. 5, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the suit with prejudice after the parties informed him that they had reached a tentative settlement. If the settlement falls through, either party can reopen the case within 30 days, according to the order....
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