Watch Companies Sued by Halle Berry Seeks to Have Case Dismissed

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Watch Companies Sued by Halle Berry Seeks to Have Case Dismissed

Berry claims Italian companies used her likeness without permission.

Published April 10, 2014

Halle Berry claims that Italian watch companies used her name and image in their advertisements without her permission, but the companies at the center of the lawsuit, Toywatch and Triboo Digitale companies, are seeking to have the suit dismissed, claiming the actress has no case.

According to court documents obtained by, the watch companies deny each of the allegations made by the Oscar winner, claiming the privacy laws do not apply outside of the United States.

Berry filed the lawsuit last October and seeks $2 million in damages. She also asked for an injunction, making it impossible for the company to use her likeness in any way.

"Halle Berry is an internationally recognized motion picture star and celebrity, and her name, image, identity and persona have tremendous commercial value," the lawsuit stated. "Defendants used Ms. Berry’s name and image, without her permission, in advertising and marketing for watch products."

Berry, who recently successfully lobbied to pass an anti-paparazzi bill in California, has proven she's not intimidated by taking matters to court. Still, the watch companies are asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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