Jeff Koons Settles Balloon-Gate Lawsuit
Jeff Koons’s attorneys LLC, have called off their irrational lawsuit with the Park Life Gallery in San Francisco and the Canadian company IMM over the production and sale of multi-coloured resin balloon dogs. In an attempt to copyright the balloon dog image, as his intellectual property, the plaintiff has relented that the case is untenable. Koons, whose oversized metal balloon dog sculptures sell for millions was suing a gallery and manufacturer for copyright infringement, ordering production and sales to cease. He has now agreed not to pursue any claims against Park Life, the San Francisco Gallery distributing the small bookends or the Toronto manufacturer IMM Living, who produced the decorative ornaments. Everyone is now free to sell and promote the bookends as long as they don’t use Koons's name to promote the goods. Park Life's lawyer, Jedediah Wakefield of Fenwick & West will file for a dismissal of his declaratory judgment suit, and IMM Living can now continue production of the goods. With all this free publicity, they look set to be a best seller for next Christmas!