Model seeks to squash grape growers using her image without permission
October 30, 2014 – Firm partners Nick Carlin and David Given today filed a complaint on behalf of firm client, Cyndra Busch, a model and actress, against grape producers Jakov Dulcich & Sons and Sunlight International Sales, for violation of her right of publicity. The complaint alleges that defendants have used (and continue to use) a photograph of Ms. Busch as the face of their "Pretty Lady" brand grapes without Ms. Busch's knowledge or consent. Her image has become so closely associated with the grapes that the company's website describes her as their "favorite lady," who has "become a recognized symbol of quality." The complaint seeks damages as well as an injunction. The firm has extensive experience in right of publicity cases.