Wednesday, August 02, 2006
J. Middlebrooks rules against Sharapova in documentary suit
The AP reports: "A federal judge ruled Wednesday against tennis star Maria Sharapova, saying a Florida production company was entitled to market a documentary on the athlete despite her agents' attempts to halt distribution.U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks said Byzantium Productions Inc. was lawful in its production of two films, 'Anna's Army' and `Russian Women's Tennis.' The documentaries did not violate trademark laws, the judge found."