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Anne Gilson LaLonde on the Ansel Adams Trademark Complaint

Rick Norsigian visited a garage sale in Fresno, California, and bought a box of sixty-five photographic negatives for $45. He now claims that these are long-lost works of iconic American photographer Ansel Adams from the 1920s or 1930s, and is selling prints from the negatives for $1500 to $7500...

University of Arizona Immune to Counterclaims in Ansel Adams Trademark Case

Last week, the 9th Circuit found the University of Arizona immune to counterclaims filed by trademark defendants accused of wrongfully selling prints called "Ansel Adams Lost Negatives." Ansel Adams Publ Rights Trust v. PRS Media Partners, LLC , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 25896 (9th Cir. Cal. Dec...