Charlie Sheen Served Cease & Desist By Warner Bros. For Using Two and a Half Men Photo To Promote New Show
Posted on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:48 AM PDT

csheenwarnerbros_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Lawyers from Warner Bros. have sent a cease and desist letter to the actor for using a Two and a Half Men image to promote his upcoming FX show, Anger Management.

At least two shots were included in a promotional publication distributed by the network and production company Debmar-Mercury in January at the NATPE conference in January when Sheen and his team were pitching their show for domestic and international buyers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"That you are using Warner’s intellectual property for a commercial purpose – namely, to sell another show – is especially egregious,” studio lawyer Katherine Chilton wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "Please immediately cease and desist from using these photographs or any other intellectual property belonging to Warner."

Statutory damages for copyright infringement are $150,000 per infraction and actual damages can be much higher.

FX, Debmar-Mercury and Sheen attorney Martin Singer declined to comment to THR.