Journal Article

Insurance policy endorsement clause read narrowly in rock band name dispute

Mark Sommers and Scott T. Harlan

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 4, issue 2, pages 90-91
Published in print February 2009 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online December 2008 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpn238
Insurance policy endorsement clause read narrowly in rock band name dispute

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a breach of insurance policy claim, holding that a Field of Entertainment Endorsement clause excluding liability for entertainment-related injury did not limit the obligation of the insurance company to defend an insured reunited rock band where liability of the band could potentially arise from claims of trade mark infringement because of allegedly infringing promotional merchandise and certain alleged reputational injuries to an ex-band member.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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