How Grumpy Cat Owner Got $883,000 for Copyright + 2 More Cases of Stealing Intellectual Property

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If you want to invest in a startup, make sure that you use unique logo and name, so you won’t be sued for it in the future. Recently, a coffee shop owner used the well-known meme “Grumpy Cat” on their logo and got $883,000 lawsuit.

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Grumpy Cat owner won $883,000 in lawsuit for copyright

Grumpy Cat – is a so-called Internet celebrity that is famous for memes. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen won a lawsuit against the Grenade beverage company.

She signed on for the cat to sell a “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” but the company subsequently used the cat’s image to help sell other products, which was forbidden.

Copyrighted images sited in the lawsuit:

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Source: Daily Coffee News

Source: Marketing Mind

Monkey “selfies”

Animal Rights group filed a lawsuit on behalf of a monkey claiming it should have a copyright protection on a “selfie” it took when it stole a photographer’s camera.

“If the monkey took the photo, it’s their property,” they said.

monkey-selfie-pic

Steve Jobs Jeans

Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato – are two Italians who won a 5-year-battle with Apple for the right to call their jeans company “Steve Jobs”.

Back in 2012, two brothers decided to launch their own brand and use the name of Apple co-founder – Steve Jobs. The interesting fact is that Apple has never registered his name, thus they lost this battle.

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Source: The Verge

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Grumpy Cat Owner Got $883,000 for Copyright and 2 More Cases of Stealing Intellectual Property
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