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The Right of Publicity and Superheroes: Prof. Desnoyer Participates in ABA CLE Program

April 29th, 2013

Prof. Brad Desnoyer

Prof. Brad Desnoyer recently examined the right of publicity and superheroes in a CLE program, “IP and the Comic Book Superhero,” sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, the ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Action Group, the Young Lawyers Division and the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

“If superheroes existed, there is little doubt they would be the most prominent celebrities in the world – and likely the most profitable,” Prof. Desnoyer explains. “And just as with non-fiction celebrities, superheroes would likely demand monetary compensation for the unpermitted use of their identity or persona; consequently, they would look to the courts for redress by filing a “right of publicity” claim.”

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