For decades, the names, likenesses, images and voices of celebrities have been used for marketing purposes. Publicity rights protect celebrities by providing the right to control the commercial use of one’s identity. Here, explore publicity rights and review various applicable cases from the inception of the doctrine.
Join Amy B. Goldsmith, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP in New York City, for this exciting update. She will address the only Supreme Court case to address the issue, Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co., as well as newer cases from around the nation. She also addresses the differences between the laws in New York versus California and contractual protection for publicity rights, including endorsement contracts, product placement, and licensing.
Understand publicity rights
Identify important questions to ask the celebrity before the deal is made
Distinguish between privacy and publicity
Recognize violations such as false advertising and false association
Comprehend statutory right of publicity, common law right of publicity, and the Lanham Act
Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement.
She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the United States and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. Amy will also guide you through the clearance process, whether the subject matter is books, movies or live action. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached. If knock-offs are all over social media platforms, Amy will help you take them down.
She has been a Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association and currently is Co-Chair of the CLE Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy also was a speaker at and served on the Advisory Board for TedxTimesSquare.
Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy was a partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.
Best course I have taken from Lawline
Enjoyed the course.
It was interesting and the examples provided were effective way to point out the issues.
great to see new IP videos from Amy Goldsmith. She is a Lawline staple
another excellent presentation.
Highly knowledgeable speaker especially evident when she answered audience questions.
Interesting to learn about the time caps for each state and how this topic applies to everyone, not just celebrities.
Unique area that was well presented.
Finally, an interesting CLE that was nice to listen to!
engaging topic and well presented. I enjoyed it.
Great use of material and case law. I wasn't expecting this material to be so engaging.
very interesting topic!
I really like this presenter and her materials. She is very knowledgeable.
A solid primer on the subject.
interesting topic and knowledgeable presenters.
Excellent; raised a lot of issues for further research covering a broad area. That was my interest, to know what to consider and give guidance as to where to start and what to look for. Additionally, not a lot of self-promotion as with some others that contain 5 to 10 minutes of self-promotion--who wants to pay for that?
Good coverage of an interesting topic without being overly technical.
Excellent presentation and content