NFL BEATS INFRINGEMENT CLAIM FOR USE OF RAVENS LOGO IN HISTORICAL FILM AND EXHIBIT

by Nancy Wolff, PACA Counsel Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens Ltd. P’ship, No. 12-2543, and Bouchat v. NFL Enterprises, No. 12-2548, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In the latest saga involving the use of the retro Baltimore Raven “Flying B” logo, the Fourth Circuit recently agreed that the incidental use of the team’s logo in NFL […]

PACA and Cengage Look to the Future of Licensing

PACA is pleased to announce that the Editorial Relations Committee (ERC) has completed its review of the new Cengage Insert Agreement. The ERC was initiated in October 2010, in part to rebuild communications and good will with editorial and educational publishers, which had become strained. In addition, publishers desired to use images in new ways […]

Marshall Thompson vs. Getty Images (US), Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2013)

by Nancy Wolff, PACA Counsel Marshall Thompson vs. Getty Images (US), Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2013) Getty Images successfully defeated a claim by Marshall Thompson, singer and sole living member of the “Chi-Lite”, alleging that the online posting of his photo for possible licensing, was a violation of his right of publicity under Illinois Right of […]