In addition to trademark infringement and trademark counterfeiting laws, right of publicity laws address another tactic that may be employed by fraudsters which is the unlicensed use of a well known person’s image or likeness beyond fair use. One common illegal practice is affixing an unlicensed image or likeness of a famous person to a product, website, […]
Category: Trademark Infringement
A statement released by Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, says Bernard Gernay of Howell, N.J., Bradley Horne of Sunset, S.C., and Jarrod Oldridge of Las Vegas acknowledged that they altered jerseys obtained from retail outlets and other sources to make them appear to be used in games by pro athletes, substantially increasing their value.
The maximum prison sentence for mail fraud is 20 years.