A principal part of this blog is to include music in at least one link in each post. For this post, the subject is music, good music, classic classic rock music (P.S. its Jimi Hendrix!), so the decisions on which song(s) to include were much easier and a heck of a lot of fun. P.S. There are at least four classic songs linked here, so enjoy reading / jamming on with Jimi.

Publicity Rights are often overlooked in IP. The Right of Publicity is not a federally protected right like patents, copyrights and trademarks, except to the extent it overlaps with trademark rights, which is not uncommon as shown below. Publicity Rights are also protected by approximately 28 state’s statutes, for example in the state of Washington, which we will also discuss below with respect to the great Jimi Hendrix.

When folks become famous, people rush to make money off of their fame. Continue reading “Publicity Rights – Litigation Decades After Death Reconciling State Laws of NY and WA …”