Armwrestling Leagues Tussle Over Photo In IP Suit

Law360, New York (April 7, 2016, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Ultimate Armwrestling League, a competitive armwrestling organizer, sued rival World Armwrestling League in California federal court Wednesday, saying it used a picture of a former UAL star flexing his biceps on a television broadcast without permission.

According to its complaint, UAL paid for photos to be taken of Devon Larrett, who was an athlete under contract with the league, and first published an image of him flexing both arms on its Facebook page in August 2013, and later published the image on its own website. After Larrett left the UAL for the WAL, an altered version of the image appeared during...

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