Legal Drama

Marvin Gaye Family Goes After T.I., Universal, Interscope & Star Trak for Copyright Infringement.

Folks, remember we got the exclusive insight right here on AML from Robert Busch, attorney for Marvin Gaye, that they would be going after Clifford Harris aka T.I., and the music record labels who distributed ‘Blurred Lines’ for infringing on the copyright of the Gaye family. The Marvin Gaye family has in fact made good on that promise.

You can read their latest filing below and of course revisit my interview with Attorney Busch.

-Ms. Uduak

My Interview with Attorney Robert Busch
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“Now that the trial is over, the winning side asks that the jury’s verdict be corrected and demands an injunction.

If a jury’s decision to award $7.4 million in profits and damages to Marvin Gaye’s family represents the “bottom of the sixth” as an attorney for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke says, the game continued on Tuesday night with new motions for the “Blurred Lines” judge to consider.

The Gaye family is now pushing for the judge to “correct” the jury’s verdict to add Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment to the list of infringers. Additionally, the judge is also being asked to set aside the jury’s decision to give Clifford Harris, Jr. (aka T.I.) a pass and hold him accountable too…”

THR, Esq. has the full story.

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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