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Don’t mess with Brando

Don’t mess with Brando

Ashley Furniture Industries is sleeping with the fishes, or the legal equivalent.

In a recent suit against the furniture company,  the estate of Marlon Brando was awarded $356,000 on its claim of trademark infringement after Ashley Furniture used the “Brando” name on a line of furniture products.


Matthew Karmel

Matthew Karmel graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 and is currently a second year student at Fordham University School of Law. Matthew is the Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Sports Law Forum, a student-run group dedicated to bringing interesting sports law issues to the Fordham legal community. Any inquiries about the Fordham Sports Law Forum should be directed to