OZZY OSBOURNE Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

May 30, 2002

OZZY OSBOURNE has been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit accusing the singer of stealing an idea for a T-shirt, according to Allstar.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, May 28th, T-Shirt Hell, Inc., is claiming its T-shirt design reading "Fuck My Family I'm Moving in with the Osbournes" has been ripped off by the Osbournes on a T-shirt that reads, *[email protected]# My Family! I'm Moving in with … The Osbourne Family."

T-Shirt Hell, Inc. claims, among other things, that OZZY's label Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment placed an order for $500 worth of T-Shirt Hell's Osbourne T-shirt design in mid-March and turned around and licensed the aforementioned T-shirt design through Signatures Network, Monolith Ltd. Corp., Hot Topics, Inc., and Lexitrends, Inc., in May.

According to the suit, "After May 15, 2002, and continuously since about May 1, 2002, defendants have been manufacturing, distributing, and merchandising and otherwise marketing the above mentioned trademark of T-Shirt Hell, Inc., and has thereby been engaging in unfair competition and created a likeness, confusion, false impression, and false and misleading representation against plaintiff to plaintiff's irreparable damage."

T-Shirt Hell is suing Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Epic Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Signature Network, Monolith, Hot Topics, and Lexitrends for trademark infringement for an undetermined sum.

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