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Author Topic: Grumpy Cat wins $710,000 in copyright lawsuit  (Read 288 times)
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« on: January 25, 2018, 03:06:09 PM »

SANTA ANA, Calif.  — It still won’t make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch.

A California jury gave the furry frown queen $710,000  this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.

According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, won the lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company.

She signed on for the cat to endorse a “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” but the company subsequently used the cat’s image to help sell other products, which an eight-person jury on Monday found was unauthorized.

Grumpy Cat, whose dwarfism and underbite give her the permanent frown she’s famous for, became an online phenomenon-turned-merchandising-machine after Bundesen first posted pictures of her in 2012.

Here's a video of Grumpy cat and her appearance on WGN TV

http://wgntv.com/2018/01/25/grumpy-cat-wins-710000-in-copyright-lawsuit-over-coffee-with-her-face-on-it/

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 12:14:11 PM »

Good for them!
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Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
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