Kenny Chesney’s in a suing state of mind

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney seems like a pretty chill, laid back kind of guy, but apparently that doesn't mean he won't still sue you if the need arises. 

According to the Tennessean, Kenny has filed a copyright lawsuit against a company who has been using his name and trademarked logo of a guitar leaning against a palm tree to sell their unauthorized merchandise.

The Tennessean says that Chesney is supposed to have final approval of any agreements between the licensing company and merchandisers, but a company called T&M Enterprises began producing items with Kenny's logo without his permission.

Brothers of the sun logo

In January of 2013, Chesney and the company came to an agreement that T&M could sell the rest of their stuff, but then would stop producing more after their items were gone. They didn't do that so now a lawsuit has been filed. 

“We believed we had an equitable settlement in place,” a statement from a Chesney spokesman 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.”

The lawsuit is asking for damages and Kenny's camp wants the judge to make T&M stop creating their knock-offs. 

[Tennessean]

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  1. lorendasue23@yahoo.com'

    If the allegations in the complaint prove to be correct, he’s going to win – big. Winning, however, doesn’t necessarily mean he will get the company to stop. Hopefully, the progress of the matter will get some further headlines and the knowledge of the issues will make people think about where merchandise is coming from before they buy. There’s actually a LOT of this type of thing going on across the full spectrum of the entertainment industry. Good for Chesney for putting himself out there to bring attention to the issue.

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