Under California law, you have a right to control the commercial use of your name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness.
At Johnson & Johnson, LLP, we regularly represent actors, models, professional athletes, musicians, and other public figures whose identities were used without their permission for another party’s commercial gain. However, these rights are available to all Californians, regardless of their level of fame or notoriety, and we have vast experience helping private citizens and fledgling talent enforce their publicity rights.
Our experienced attorneys have led the way in right of publicity enforcement, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Our firm also has extensive experience in handling posthumous rights of publicity, representing family members whose loved ones’ likenesses were inappropriately used after their passing. We will partner with you to protect their reputation and ensure that your family is appropriately compensated for these rights.
While celebrities and entertainers naturally relinquish some privacy given the nature of their careers, they have the right to maintain a reasonable degree of privacy. The First Amendment does not require you to tolerate the release of sensitive personal information, or to sit idly by while your reputation is harmed by factual inaccuracies and harmful slander. Our attorneys have successfully defended these rights all the way to the California Supreme Court, earning the firm a strong reputation as a leading vanguard of personal privacy and dignity. If your privacy rights have been violated, we will be there to guide and advocate for you every step of the way.
At Johnson & Johnson, our entertainment law team has an in-depth knowledge of the and substantial resources to provide capable representation regardless of your case’s complexity. We will serve as a trusted partner and advocate to resolve your right of publicity and privacy concerns. Call our Beverly Hills office at 310-975-1080 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.