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Illicit Zappa Tapes on the Market?
Highest Court N.D. Illinois
Year Ended 1999
Plaintiffs Business Entity of Artist(s)
Estate of Artist(s)
Family of Artist(s)
Trust of Artist(s)
Defendants Film Distributor(s)
Other Zappa, Frank
Short Description Frank Zappa's wife had licensed the defendant to market five music videos of the late performer. During an accounting, the defendant was found to be underreporting the tapes' revenue. Zappa was found to have been at least an author of the videos, so the estate could sue. The estate's trademark claim and demand for accounting was denied, and the court urged the parties to settle. - JMC

Legal Issues
Business Associations Fiduciary Relationships Fiduciary Duties
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Copyrights Infringement Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
  Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
    Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General Affirmative Defenses Federal Preemption
  Equitable Remedies Accounting
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Trademark Infringement
  State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity


Opinions Glovaroma, Inc. v. Maljack Productions, Inc.
71 F. Supp. 2d 846
N.D. Illinois , September 23, 1999 ( No. 96 C 3985 )


Glovaroma, Inc. v. Maljack Productions, Inc.
1998 WL 102742
N.D. Illinois , February 26, 1998 ( No. 96 C 3985 )


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Related Searches Parties
Business Entity of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Estate of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Family of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Film Distributor(s) ( Defendant )
Trust of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Zappa, Frank ( Other )

Legal Issues
Business Associations / Fiduciary Relationships / Fiduciary Duties
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
Copyrights / Ownership / Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General / Affirmative Defenses / Federal Preemption
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Trademark Infringement
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity

Courts
N.D. Illinois (highest court)


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