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Cheeky puckers - The estate of the late photographer Bob Carlos Clarke has sued drinks company Pepsi for featuring an image remarkably similar to one of Clarke's in their adverts.

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Bob Carlos Clarke and Pepsi

The image used by Pepsi (left) and the original
image by Bob Carlos Clarke.

Lawyers representing Bob Carlos Clarke are suing Pepsi for breaching Copyright laws after an image used on posters and in the press by the company show a remarkable likeness to one of Clarke's image called 'The Lick/Mouth'.

While lawyers acting on behalf of the late photographer claim the advertising campaign features a direct rip-off of Clarke's image, Bosses at Pepsi say that the likeness is merely a coincidence, and that advertising staff at Pepsi have never even seen the image previously.

Photographic experts are now investigating the claim and a decision as to whether the claims are valid is yet to be reached.

Bob Carlos Clarke tragically took his own life on 25 March of last year at a level-crossing in Barnes. It was later discovered he had been suffering from clinical depression.


More information about his work including a gallery if images can be found at the Bob Carlos Clarke website. Image courtesy of the Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214405 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:50 PM

Those lawyers are having a laugh, so what if the pictures looks similar.

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22 Oct 2007 - 7:24 PM

Quote: Cheeky puckers


(Agree with Paul... So what!??

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22 Oct 2007 - 10:45 PM

its a picture of lips? i remember on the apprentice there was a photographer who had pictures of lips. maybe she should sue pepsi. but then she might be sued by clarke......

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214405 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2007 - 8:42 AM

Maybe the stones should sue both these parties and I`m pretty sure someone else could sue the Stones Smile Smile

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