Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, Inc. v. American Heritage Products, Inc.
Georgia Supreme Court
250 Ga. 135, 296 S.E.2d 697 (1982)
American Heritage Products (AHP) (defendant) marketed and sold a plastic bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be used as a funeral accessory. AHP asked the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change (Center) (plaintiff) to work with AHP on the production and sale of the busts, but the Center refused. After the Center saw various advertisements for the busts, it filed for an injunction to stop AHP from manufacturing and selling the busts, claiming that it violated Dr. King’s right of publicity.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hill, P.J.)
Concurrence (Judge, J.)
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