Legal Question in Civil Litigation in New York

I'm a famous Dj and I have an impersonator who is acting like me and posing as me. He is using my name to make money.I would like to know if there is legal action I can take

Asked on 7/02/13, 11:26 am

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David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.
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Yes there is under the NY Civil Rights Law. The real issue is assuming you obtain a judgment, does he have assets to collect from?

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7/02/13, 11:31 am
Roman Fichman Esq. Law Practice of Roman Fichman Esq.
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There are various causes of action that would protect the "persona" and 'brand' you created. The answer depends on whether you want to collect damages or whether you simply want the person to stop.

If it's the latter then a cease and desist letter from an attorney, many times, does the trick. It is also a fairly inexpensive option and many times the person responds immediately. Feel free to contact my office at your earliest convenience if you need help in this matter.

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7/02/13, 12:00 pm
David Leon David L. Leon, P.C.
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Have you protected your business name and/or applied for trademark protection?

For more information, please visit our website:

http://leonlaw.com

Also, please read our disclaimer:

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7/02/13, 5:33 pm

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