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Erik Tarrash 2/3/11 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders v. Pussycat Cinema Palming off involves implying a product is something else – leeching off another’s goodwill; creating an erroneous impression that your produc is connected to another firm’s well known product. This subject interested me because I enjoy learning about the efforts made by others to copy or make an impression of association with something. During one of the lectures, Dr. Emerson went over an example of palming off, the Dallas Coyboys Cheerleaders v. Pussycat Cinema. This particular case caught my eye because I was not aware that of this law. After reading about some cases of palming off, or passing off, I decided that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders v. Pussycat Cinema case interested me the most because instead of making a product look similar to
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Unformatted text preview: another product, they made a movie. In the movie, the main actor was a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader when, in fact, no one associated with the movie had any connection to the Cowboys football team or its cheerleaders. I will use this case to go into more detail about palming off and other intellectual property issues related to this. http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx? xmldoc=1979833467FSupp366_1775.xml&docbase=CSLWAR1-1950-1985 http://frisinaatlaw.com/new-ruling-in-famous-victorias-secret-trademark-dilution-case/ http://books.google.com/books? id=oKHI8LB8W8YC&pg=PA693&lpg=PA693&dq=palming+off+and+other+intellectua l+property+issues&source=bl&ots=dvFjypu9W4&sig=MuEQTuCDe4aMXyE8H_kGNR uLI7Y&hl=en&ei=KR1LTYXICYL58AbX9bCwDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result &resnum=3&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course BUL 4310 taught by Professor Carolan during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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