Dave Bedford Suing 118 118

For stealing his image

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06/10/2003 at 17:08

If you were trying to create a distinctive character for an advertising campaign, what colour socks would you plump for?
06/10/2003 at 17:41
Runner - are you from the 118 company ?

That image is definitely based on Dave Bedford.
06/10/2003 at 17:54

No, I'm not.
cougie    pirate
06/10/2003 at 18:04
Could be an interesting case to watch this !
06/10/2003 at 21:32
Sorry to be a thickie.

Who is Steve Prefontaine?

06/10/2003 at 21:33

a quick Google and

07/10/2003 at 09:53
But even if the ads are based on David Bedford, I can't see what the basis would be suing the company. I'm not sure that there is much of a legal basis for 'owning' your image. I thought the Princess of Wales' trust had tried to trademark her image and brought cases against unlicensed manufacturers of mugs and so forth. I don't think they had much luck.

And how could David Bedford have suffered any damages - surely he hasn't been financially affected? Maybe he's going to base his case on emotional distress, but that's a bit thin.
07/10/2003 at 10:11
We've been discussing this in the office and we think that Tony Blair should sue Rory Bremnar for making money out of using his image.
cougie    pirate
07/10/2003 at 10:22
Don't footballers have 'image rights' ? Pretty certain Nike couldn't get away with slapping Beckhams pic on their shirts without a big lawsuit.

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