The Hamideh Firm, P.C. aggressively protects models’, actors', and athletes' valuable image rights, or "right of publicity." We have a deep understanding of the unique value images provide to national and multi-national brands. We also understand the sacrifice and effort individuals, i.e., models, actors, athletes, and celebrities put into investing in their valuable rights of likeness.
We have handled over 60 right of publicity cases, including victories at trial in both state and federal courts. Recently, our firm received a jury verdict of $9,600,000 in a case involving unlawful use of name and likeness. We also received a jury verdict and judgment in the amount of $1,700,000 on behalf of a model against a company for unlawfully exceeding the term of a license to commercially exploit that person's image. We have settled numerous right of publicity cases totaling over $30,000,000.
California law strictly penalizes companies for unlawfully benefiting from the unauthorized use of a person's image.
The following are a few of the many examples we have successfully litigated to protect models', actors', athletes', and celebrities' "right of publicity" image rights:
- When a company uses a model's image beyond an initial license period
- When a company licenses photographs from third-parties without a model's rights
- When a company exceeds the agreed usage of a person's image rights
- When a company exceeds the agreed time period to use a person's image
- When a company exceeds the agreed media usage of a person's image
Bassil Hamideh was a successful fashion model for thirteen years, working with some of the top photographers and brands in the world. Mr. Hamideh has the extensive practical and legal expertise and is unrelenting in protecting models' image rights.
If you are a model, actor, athlete, manager, or agent dealing with a potential violation of image rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 556-9687 for a confidential consultation.