Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Celebrity Catch-Phrases and the Law

You may have heard about this case, in which the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Paris Hilton in her case against Hallmark over the phrase "that's hot" -- popularized by Hilton's use on her reality TV show. More recently, singer Beyonce was sued by Columbus-based Abercrombie & Fitch over her use of the word "Fierce" for her signature perfume. The clothing company claims that the singer's use of the word would create confusion with A&F's own Fierce brand.

From Law.com