Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal


Paul Czarnota


United States, Right of publicity, Celebrities -- Legal status, laws, etc., Actions & defenses (Law), State laws, Advertising laws -- United States


The article provides an analysis of the right of publicity under the state laws of New York and California as of September 2012, focusing on the application of the laws to celebrities and the illegal use of their identities in advertising and trade. The New York right to publicity tort laws reportedly protect a celebrity's name, portrait, and voice from unauthorized use by third parties. The New York case Roberson v. Rochester Folding Box Co. is also mentioned.