Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Taster's Choice and the Jury's Choice

You probably already saw this, but just in case, click on the link to see the story about the large jury award given to the guy whose face has been on Taster's Choice labels ever since he was young and handsome-ish. You know, my older sister was teaching a class to a group of corporate trainees one time, and teased one of the guys for looking like the Gerber Baby (the baby on the Gerber labels) - and the guy got really upset and asked her who told her about this, because he WAS, in fact, the Gerber baby. Here's a collection of news photos from the Taster's Choice stories...


Former model Russell Christoff holds a Taster's Choice package at a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005. A jury has awarded $15.6 million to Christoff, whose image was used for years without his permission on Taster's Choice coffee labels. Christoff, a former model from Northern California, posed for a two-hour Nestle photo shoot in 1986 but figured it was a bust until he stumbled across his likeness on a coffee jar while shopping at a drug store in 2002.
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If it's worth THAT much....
Maybe I can find a lawyer who will help me pursue a claim for this unauthorized use of my likeness in advertisements a few years ago....