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Whitney Houston’s estate is accusing an Australian production company of unlawfully using Houston’s name and likeness in an upcoming show in tribute to the singer, reports World Intellectual Property Review. The estate trademarked Houston’s name in 2014 and says that the production company used the name, as well as unapproved taglines, to promote the show. The plaintiff, represented by Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, is seeking an injunction to block the show from touring in the United States due to it possibly creating unfair competition to a hologram-based show that the estate is planning.

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