Robin Williams took legal measures to stop the future use of his image, name and likeness before he died last year. Williams handed over the rights to his name, signature, photograph and likeness to the Windfall Foundation, a charitable organization set up by his legal team prior to his suicide.
According to legal paperwork, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, his image rights cannot be exploited for commercial purposes for 25 years after his death, meaning he will not appear in any form of publicity before August 11, 2039.
Williams’ children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, are currently embroiled in a legal dispute with his widow Susan Scheider over the actor’s belongings, and on Monday, they agreed to negotiate outside of court.
The Hollywood actor, 63, took his own life at his California home in August.