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Prohibited hyperlink to Britt Dekker - Internet and copyrights

Britt Dekker, a Dutch celebrity, was photographed by Playboy in 2011 for their Christmas Special. Two weeks later website GeenStijl received an anonymous tip (using an alias) that the pictures can be seen on the internet. A day later GeenStijl publishes a link to Britt Dekker’s photograph. Sanoma, the publisher that works for Playboy, immediately send a cease and desist letter to GeenStijl. GeenStijl does not respond to this, but because of all the media attention this generated the photos are now all over the internet. » portrait rights

Advertising: Kissing Pope is unacceptable for the Vatican

Benetton has caused quite some commotion once again with her new campaign UNHATE. The campaign is based on polar opposites in the world, who greet each other intimately. Benetton hopes to contribute to greater tolerance between people and an end hatred between nations, ideologies and religions. The campaign features, six manipulated and edited photos of world leaders kissing each other. Including the Pope with the Islamic spiritual leader Mohammed Ahmed el-Tayeb, Barack Obama with his Venezuelan colleague Hugo Chavez and Benjamin Netanyahu with Mahoud Abbas . » portrait rights

Blondie up to date

After almost 30 years, Blondie still has the ability to spark one’s imagination. Therefore, one of her photos fitted perfectly within Cosmopolitan's new 'Tough Women' campaign. The campaign used existing stock photographs. » portrait rights
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MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?