March 17, 2021
Memphis Bar Association
Elvis, Entertainment, Estates, Intellectual Property, Music
1. Early Estate: The Context:
• Status of Estate: Could not pay all its debts.
• Claims v Estate
• Suit v Colonel Parker and RCA
• Management Team 1981:
• Co-Executors: Priscilla Presley Joseph Hanks, CPA NBC Trust - Jim Roscoe
• Joseph Rascoff, CPA
• Jack Soden
• C.B. Ward, Attorney
2. The Will - Deborah D. Presley v Estate (handout)
3. Legal cases re: name and likeness (handout)
• Memphis Development v Factors, Inc.
•State ex rel: The Elvis Presley International Memorial Foundation v Crowell and Elvis Presley Enterprise, Inc. Intervening Defendant
• Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v Elvisly Yours
4. Licensing Projects
5. U.S. Postal Service Stamp Program
6. National Law Journal article (handout)
7. Libel Action in U.K. (handout)
8. Entertainment: Licensing Movies TV Impersonators
9. Articles re: Elvis law (handout)
10. Lasting Impact
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