‘Everybody was kung fu fighting: trade mark vs image rights – who will be the last one standing?’

“If it is true that the IP world is a constant battlefield, surely, the future holds some kung fu fights. The Bruce Lee Enterprises, in the person of Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter and CEO of the Bruce Lee Family Companies, has sued the Real Kungfu fast-food chain for using Bruce Lee’s image without permission. The member of the Lee family requested the Zhen Gongfu company, as known in Mandarin, to promptly remove the image and sought millions of US dollars (30) in damages …” (more)

[Andrea Rossi, The IPKat, 28 December]

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