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Carson v. Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc.
Citation:698 F.2d 831 (6th Cir. 1983)
John Carson (plaintiff), the host of The Tonight Show, was known to be introduced with the slogan “Here’s Johnny.” The plaintiff sued Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc. (defendant), a Michigan company that admitted to choosing its name based on the plaintiff’s slogan, for invasion of publicity rights.
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