Venice, CA – Sharp Electronics obtained an image of artist Mad Steez and one of his iconic paintings and used that image to market and sell its flat screen televisions. When Sharp Electronics was sued for this unlawful use, it claimed that it obtained the image from a film submitted in connection with a contest held by Sharp. In making this claim, it filed a lawsuit against the filmmaker that submitted the project, claiming breach of contract, among other things. On December 17, 2015, the Court granted Doniger / Burroughs’s motion to dismiss these claims.
The filmmaker is represented by Scott Alan Burroughs and David R. Shein at Doniger / Burroughs. For more information, call Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.