Kenny Chesney Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Written by Lauren Jo Black
Kenny Chesney Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Kenny Chesney has filed a copyright lawsuit in federal court, according to Nashville’s The Tennessean.

The superstar filed a suit against T&M Enterprises, demanding that the company stop selling merchandise that features his trademarked logo and name. According to the lawsuit, the company is selling T-shirts and other gear with Chesney’s signature logo (a guitar leaning against a palm tree) without the singer’s permission.

The Tennessean reports that Chesney and his team notified the company to stop producing and selling the merchandise early last year. Both parties agreed to allow the company to sell the reminder of the Chesney-themed merchandise, but the company continued to sell and produce the items long after the agreed upon date.

“We believed we had an equitable settlement in place,” a Chesney spokesman said in a statment obtained by The Tennessean. “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.”

In the lawsuit, Chesney is seeking unspecified damages and is asking that T&M and the company’s designer, Harneet Pasricha, discontinue the merchandise.