S. Victor Whitmill v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
In the movie The Hangover Part II, Stu Price, (a dentist played by Ed Helms), gets a tribal tattoo wrapped around his left eye, identical to the one Mike Tyson has. Tyson’s tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros claiming he owned the intellectual property rights to the tattoo.
What intellectual property rights, if any, could Tyson’s tattoo artist have over the design? Explain.