Kenny Chesney Goes To Court

Kenny Chesney only thought he could take the year off and work on music. He’s now working on a copyright lawsuit he filed in federal court this week.

It’s for a trademark logo he owns, which features a guitar leaning against a palm tree. The company he was in a merchandising agreement with (Latitude) did not get his final approval on the things it was featured on, which was in their agreement. A company called T&M Enterprises started cranking out stuff with the logo, but without permission.

Kenny asked the company to stop production of merchandise, and thought the two had come to an agreement that they could sell the rest of what thy had made, but would stop after that. That was in January 2013, and they didn’t stop.

“We believed we had an equitable settlement in place,” a statement from one of Kenny’s spokespeople said. “As time has passed, we realized that, in fact, the defendant had no intention of honoring the agreement. Regrettably, we were forced into taking further legal action. The details of our complaint are provided in the lawsuit filed in Nashville.”

Source: Taste Of Country

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