2017-09-08 | Use of lookalike Max Verstappen violates portrait right

The Amsterdam District Court has ruled in favor of Max Verstappen in the proceedings against Picnic initiated by Max and his management. According to the court Picnic violated Max’s portrait right by using a lookalike of Max in a playful parody of one of Jumbo’s television commercials.   Earlier the Amsterdam District Court and the […] Read more

2013-08-02 | Johan Cruijff versus portrait law: 0 – 1

In 2003 publisher Tirion published the photo book ‘Johan Cruijff – De Ajacied’ which contained a collection of photos of the legendary number 14. Prior to publication, the publisher had negotiated with Cruijff about financial compensation, but the parties could not reach agreement. Tirion published the book anyway and El Salvador took them to court. […] Read more

2010-08-04 | No pictures please: Portrait Rights in the Netherlands

Apparently at some point getting photographed gets old. On Thursday, August 5 at 9:00 am Naomi Campbell is scheduled to testify in the trial of Charles Taylor with the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam. The prosecution wants to prove that Taylor gave a “blood diamond” to the famous model. Campbell did not want […] Read more