Bob Marley's heirs fight for his image in US court

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Bob Marley's widow and nine of his 11 children are seeking damages from a Nevada corporation they say is improperly making and selling apparel featuring the Reggae legend's image.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Friday that the family is seeking damages from a Nevada corporation called AVELA and its licensees.
An attorney for the family, Jill Pietrini, told a federal jury in Las Vegas that the children don't want to see the Reggae legend portrayed as a bobblehead or a plush toy.
Attorney Byron Ball, who represents the defendants, says Marley's name isn't being improperly used.
Marley's heirs, under the name Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd. and Zion Rootswear, filed the lawsuit in 2008.
(Source: AP)