Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hangover Tattoo Claim Settled

As predicted, the claim filed by the tattoo artist responsible for Mike Tyson's facial art, S Victor Whitmill, against Warner Brothers Entertainments for their reproduction of the tattoo on the face of one of the cast of the movie The Hangover Part 2 (as reported here) has now been settled.

The Order for Dismissal was handed down by the Court today. However, as could also have been predicted, the terms of the settlement are confidential and no details have been released.

Thus we are left to ponder not only whether there is copyright in a tattoo which can be infringed, but also just how much richer Mr Whitmill will be.

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