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Elvis's Face = Posthumous Income
Highest Court Sixth Circuit
Year Ended 1991
Plaintiffs Elvis Presley Enterprises
Defendants Music Merchandiser(s)
Other Presley, Elvis
Short Description Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the assignee of Elvis Presley's trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and publicity rights, sued Defendant for trademark infringement, and violation of its rights of publicity. The court ruled in favor of EPE, and issued a permanent injunction preventing Defendant from using the name, likeness and image of Elvis Presley for the purposes of selling or marketing any goods or services within the United States. The court held that Defendant could not establish the elements of estoppel necessary to establish laches. - SKR

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
General Equitable Defenses Laches
    Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Trademark Infringement
  State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity
    Trademark Infringement


Opinions Elvis Presley Enters., Inc. v. Elvisly Yours, Inc.
936 F.2d 889
Sixth Circuit , June 27, 1991 ( No. 90-6045 )


Elvis Presley Enters., Inc. v. Elvisly Yours, Inc.
2 U.S.P.Q.2d 1660 / 1987 WL 37216
Sixth Circuit , April 28, 1987 ( No. 85-5767 )


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Related Searches Parties
Elvis Presley Enterprises ( Plaintiff )
Music Merchandiser(s) ( Defendant )
Presley, Elvis ( Other )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
General / Equitable Defenses / Laches
General / Equitable Defenses / Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Trademark Infringement
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Trademark Infringement

Courts
Sixth Circuit (highest court)


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