Cindy Villanueva

Cindy Villanueva

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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Rights of Publicity: A Potentially Catastrophic Pitfall for the Unwary Marketer as told by Jordan v. Dominick’s Finer Foods

Most marketing departments for large companies have at least a basic understanding, if not a proficient grasp, of the type of legal vetting that needs to be conducted before using an image in an ad or marketing piece. They...more

10/2/2015 - Advertising Athletes Celebrity Endorsements Commercial Use Copyright Damages Endorsements Fair Market Value IP License Marketing Michael Jordan Right of Publicity Royalties Trademarks

Cariou v. Prince: A Controversial Redefining of the Distinction between Parody and Satire

The controversy that swirled around the 2013 Cariou v. Prince decision was once again ignited with the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC – a decision that, fairly or unfairly, took direct...more

3/3/2015 - Copyright Fair Use Parody Photographs Satire Transformative Use Transformativeness

Goodfellas Actor Files Suit Over a Character from The Simpsons: The Limitations on Rights of Publicity Claims

On October 21, 2014, Frank Sivero, an actor who played Frankie Carbone in Goodfellas, filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox and Abram Groening, the co-creator of The Simpsons, claiming that the wiseguy “Louie” character on...more

11/24/2014 - Fox Television Stations Infringement Popular Right of Publicity

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: ‘Authorization’ in Flux and the Ninth Circuit Dilemma

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (‘‘CFAA’’) was passed by Congress in 1984 to address the unauthorized access and use of computers and computer networks. Although the CFAA is primarily a criminal statute, the 1994 amendment...more

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