Balenciaga Sued by Little Trees Air Fresheners Co. for Jacking Idea

Balenciaga’s dive into the key rings business reeks of a total rip-off … so claims the company behind Little Trees air fresheners, which is suing the luxury brand for straight-up jacking its product. Car-Freshner Corporation — which owns the rights to…

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Rihanna’s Fenty Clothing Brand Accused of Jacking ‘FU’ Trademark

Rihanna’s “Fenty University” gear is a total rip-off — not because that college doesn’t exist, but because it jacked its initials from another clothing brand … so claims that other brand. The singer’s Fenty label through Puma is in hot water with…

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Tupac Photographer Sues Macy’s, Urban Outfitters for Jacking Pics to Sell Shirts

Some of the most famous photos of Tupac Shakur have been stolen and slapped on shirts at a couple popular retail stores, and the photog wants justice … according to a new lawsuit. Chi Modu, known for his portraits of hip-hop artists, claims a…

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Pull All ‘Vintage T-Shirts,’ Apologize for Jacking Music Icon Images

Kendall and Kylie Jenner learned a valuable lesson today — sometimes it’s NOT easier to ask for forgiveness than permission … because they just apologized for ripping off images of music icons to hawk t-shirts. Kendall and Kylie just waived…

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Fruit of the Loom Sues Fruit of the Tomb for Jacking its Name

Fruit of the Loom is trying to pants the company it says got into the name game a little too late — like, 124 years too late. The iconic underwear company is suing En Grande, claiming its Fruit of the Tomb clothing brand is a total ripoff. In the docs,…

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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy — Our Label Got it Twisted … They’re Jacking My Solo Royalties

One half of Mobb Deep is losing money by the stacks, and he says it’s all because their record label is confusing the group deal with his solo hustle.  According to the docs … Prodigy and Mobb Deep’s other member Havoc entered into a…

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Chris Brown Rant — Hoes ARE Loyal … About Jacking My Cash

A ticket to a Chris Brown concert buys you some serious life lessons from Breezy himself, who stopped his El Paso show to vent about baby mama drama. “Girls – they don’t get your money, “ Breezy told…

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Ordered To Pay $7.3M To Marvin Gaye’s Family For Jacking “Blurred Lines”

Robin Thicke and Pharrell had their fun getting rich off of Marvin Gaye’s handiwork but now it’s time to pay the piper. In other words, fork over a good chunk of those incredulous profits they made from the ubiquitous single, “Blurred Lines.”

A jury of their peers has agreed that the Star Trek pair copied Gaye’s 1977 smash hit “Got to Give Up” and Variety is reporting that they’ll have to pay $ 7.3 million to the family for copyright infringement. “Blurred Lines” co-star Clifford Harris Jr., a.k.a. T.I. was also named in the lawsuit but it was specified if he would have to break off his reported $ 704,774 in earnings.

The eight-person jury ceased its full day of closed-door deliberations last Friday and resumed on Tuesday hearing to reach the verdict. The Gaye family was originally asking for $ 25 million in damages but they’re still happy with the outcome.

“Right now, I feel free,” Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye, said after the verdict was passed. “Free from … Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.” Thicke and Williams made a reported $ 5,658,214 and $ 5,153,457, respectively but the money stream will end soon. Richard Busch, the Gaye family lawyer, is filing official paperwork next week to halt sales of “Blurred Lines.”

Released on March 26, 2013, “Blurred Lines” went on to become the top song of the year, selling more than seven million records in the United States alone.

Hit the flip to hear both songs side by side.


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