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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: Appeals Court Rules that Christian Louboutin Has Trademark Rights in its Red Outsoles

As fashion week begins in New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important ruling [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] that may help fashion creators in their efforts to obtain intellectual property protection for fashion design. The appeals court held that...

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: Federal Court Rejects Albert Einstein Right of Publicity Claim

In rejecting a right of publicity claim by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which claims to control the rights to Albert Einstein, a California federal court has ruled that the common law right of publicity under New Jersey law has a maximum post-mortem duration of 50 years. The right of publicity gives...