No. 12 Civ. 4828(KPF).

131 F.Supp.3d 196 (2015)

A.V.E.L.A., INC., Plaintiff, v. The ESTATE OF MARILYN MONROE, LLC, et al., Defendants. The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, LLC, Counterclaimant, v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc., Counter-Defendant, Leo Valencia, IPL, Inc., X One X Movie Archives Inc., V. International Fine Arts Publishing, Inc., Third-Party Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. New York.

Signed September 18, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Ray Adele , Anaheim, CA, for Plaintiff.

Paul Wendell Garrity , Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, Tamar Y. Duvdevani , DLA Piper U.S. LLP, New York, NY, Gina I. Durham , DLA Piper U.S. LLP, Chicago, IL, Michael Bergman , Mbergman Law, Century City, CA, Gregory Goodheart , Goodheart Law, West Hills, CA, for Defendants.


This litigation is but another skirmish in a long-running war over the intellectual property rights inhering in deceased celebrities — here, Marilyn Monroe. Plaintiff A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("AVELA") preemptively filed a complaint against the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, LLC...

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