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Bob Marley's Family Wins In Image Lawsuit

Filed under: Music MinuteLegal Matters


This is a big victory for the the heirs of Bob Marley.

A federal judge has ruled against a company that has been using the reggae legend's image in making and selling toys and apparel.

Leo Valencia, owner of Avela, has been ordered to pay Marley's family $300,000 in damages after the family complained that they didn't want to see Bob Marley's image portrayed on bobbleheads and plush toys.

The judge is expected to award more damages after determining if there was more profit lost because of unfair competition.

This is huge for the family considering just a few months ago they lost a lawsuit in obtaining the rights to some of Marley's most famous songs.

Such a shame, but at least they won this time.

[Image via AP Images.]

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