L.A. Jury Finds Sinatra Show Infringed Entertainer's Trademark

Law360, New York (January 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Los Angeles jury has ruled that the Frank Sinatra trademark was infringed by an unauthorized tribute to the entertainer staged in Atlantic City in 2001 and in Las Vegas in 2002.

Judge R. Gary Klauser of the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California awarded Frank Sinatra’s estate, Sheffield Enterprises, $586,677 in its lawsuit against the Main Event, Inc., Jeff Kutash and H&H of Nevada.

He issued a permanent injunction enjoining the defendants from using Sheffield’s marks “Frank Sinatra,” “Sinatra: The Main Event,”...
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