Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Marley Ring Tones Strike a Sour Note

Bob Marley's family is threatening to sue over a ring tone deal between Verizon and Universal Music, which owns the rights to the late singer's music, reports the New York Times. The family objects that the deal amounts to using Marley's trademarked persona to endorse Verizon.

Verizon disagrees, and says it has the right to advertise that it provides the ring tones. Case could turn on relatively minute details of the advertising.

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