The Marley family has been embroiled in a legal battle over the use, copyright and trademark of the legendary Bob Marley’s name and image by Bob’s brother Richard Booker. However, I am truly happy to report that the family has reached a settlement (details remain unknown at this time).
According to the Miami Herald, the case was settled last Friday:
A one-page filing recently said the dispute was resolved between Marley’s half-brother Richard Booker and a Bahamian company that represents Marley’s widow, Rita Marley, and his children.
Terms of the agreement were not filed as of Friday.
The lawsuit filed last year asked a judge to order Booker to stop using Marley’s name and image to promote a music festival, a restaurant in Jamaica and other business ventures.
Bob Marley, Jamaica’s King of Reggae, died in 1981 of cancer at age 36. His many classic reggae recordings including “I Shot The Sheriff,” “No Woman No Cry,” “Jamming” and “Exodus.” live on forever in the hearts, minds and souls of music lovers around the world.