Jude Law Sues Canadian Fireplace Company For Using His Picture


Actor Jude Law has reportedly filed a lawsuit against a fireplace company in Canada that he says used his image without permission.

In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Law claims Toronto-based Paloform was illegally use his face to push products on its website as well as its Facebook page and Pinterest account.

The Sherlock Holmes star filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this week.

Law, who refers to himself as “one of the most recognized, highly regarded, critically acclaimed, and commercially valuable motion picture actors in the world” in the suit, is seeking unspecified damages, as well as a ruling for the company to stop using his image.

Paloform — a company that specializes in hand-crafted fireplace mantels, surrounds, and outdoor fire pits — has since removed the alleged pictures of the 40-year-old actor.

Law case comes as the actor recently landed a leading role in Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming western flick, Jane’s Got a Gun.


The film, which will also star Natalie Portman and Rodrigo Santoro, features a script by Brian Duffield and centers on a woman (Portman) who must ask an ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

X-Men star Michael Fassbender was originally cast as the lead villain in the movie, but scheduling conflicts reportedly forced him to opt out of the role, allowing Law to step in.

Law recently provided a voice for DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians and can be seen in theaters now in Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects.