Does Neil Diamond Need A Lawyer?
I saw thisFruit of the Loom commercial this weekend and wondered if Neil Diamond was singing the song. Apparently, I‘m not the only one. Google “fruit of the loom commercial neil diamond” and see for yourself. From what I can tell, it’s not Neil, but clearly even some of his most devoted fans think so. And that makes me wonder if Fruit of the Loom cleared the commercial with Diamond. Some courts have held that using an imitator for an ad may violate the original artist’s “right of publicity.” Bette Midler successfully sued Ford a few years back for using a sound alike and Tom Waits won a similar case against Frito-Lay. Which begs the question, who would want someone that sounds like Tom Waits singing their jingle?