Supreme Court tells retailers they need permission to use Bob Marley’s image

The Supreme Court has indicated to some of the countries biggest clothing companies that they do not have the right to use or sell shirts bearing the image of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley.

The Court also indicated that certain merchandisers have tried to use Marley’s popularity to their advantage, selling clothing without receiving consent from his children; who through the company Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, have acquired full rights to the musician’s image.

As a result, companies who were in breach of this ruling will have to pay more than $1 million in profits and damages.

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