Marlon Brando - Marlon Brando Estate Wins Judgment In Furniture Case
Trustees for Marlon Brando's estate have accepted more than $300,000 (£187,500) from a furniture company to end a legal fight over sofas sold under the late movie icon's name.
Brando Enterprises executors sued Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. last year (11), accusing bosses of misappropriating the actor's name with couches and foot-stalls known as the Brando.
Now Ashley chiefs have agreed to pay $356,000 (£223,000) to resolve the matter, according to a judgment filed on Friday (03Feb12).
A spokesperson for Brando Enterprises says, "Obviously we are very pleased with the result. The judgment sends a clear message that infringers (sic) of Marlon Brando's name and image will be pursued to the fullest extent, and forced to pay substantial damages."
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. bosses are also battling late actor Humphrey Bogart's estate over a Bogart couch.