Entertainment Law: Pop Iconography & Celebrity

The objectives of the course are to (i) examine key aspects of a modern entertainment industry with a focus on the enforcement of intellectual property rights relating to popular iconography in movies, books, fashion and the arts; (ii) critically evaluate claims brought by celebrities, authors, artists and well-known brands in the United States and United Kingdom; (iii) understand the current legal issues concerning the protection of the commercial and dignitary interests of the celebrity. From Naomi Campbell to Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas to Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Harry Potter to Seinfeld, Louis Vuitton to Gucci, this course will be analysing the operation of the six prominent causes of action brought by celebrities and rights owners.

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