Wedding chapels in Vegas are actually blocked from utilizing Elvis Presley likenesses in wedding ceremonies. This was introduced ahead by the property that handles Elvis-related merchandise. Because of this, the Las Vegas vacationer trade is taking a fairly large hit.
Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG), the corporate that oversees all Elvis-related merchandise, despatched cease-and-desist letters to a number of Vegas chapels again in Could.
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They argued that the unauthorized use of Presley’s title, likeness, voice picture, and different components represent trademark infringement.
The Las Vegas wedding trade generates $2-billion a 12 months and an Elvis-themed wedding is extraordinarily fashionable. Naturally, these cease-and-desist orders have apprehensive a lot of Vegas’ wedding chapels.
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There’s a concern that the orders would negatively have an effect on staff’ livelihoods. Mark Tratos, an lawyer who helped write ABG’s cease-and-desist letters, highlighted that Elvis-themed stage exhibits shouldn’t be affected by the order.
It’s because impersonations inside stay exhibits are protected beneath Vegas’ “proper of publicity” statute.
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