Property Law Keyed to Singer
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, Inc. v. American Heritage Products, Inc
James F. Bolan (Defendant) developed the concept of marketing a plastic bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Defendant sought the endorsement and participation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, Inc. (Plaintiff) in the marketing of the bust, but they were not interested in getting involved. Defendant pursued the project anyway. He advertised the bust in a magazine as an exclusive memorial and as an opportunity to support Plaintiff. Other advertisements Defendant published contained photographs of Dr. King and excerpts from copyrighted speeches. Plaintiffs demanded that Defendants cease and desist from further advertisements and sales of the bust.
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