(EXCLUSIVE) Chris Brown Wants Street Artist Lawsuit Against Him Thrown Out
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Chris Brown has headed to court in the legal battle with a famous street artist – who sued the singer accusing him of ripping off his trademark – and he is demanding the entire case be thrown out due to the man committing fraud.
Earlier this year, street artist, Konfused, filed a federal lawsuit against the singer accusing him of ripping off his famous mark.
The artist – real name Andre Khazrei – has been tagging walls and signing paintings with the mark since 2003, years before Chris decided to use the name, Konfuzed, for his clothing line.
The man said he obtained a copyright for his trademark to use for t-shirts and other merchandise. He accused the singer of infringing on his mark and ripping off his name, which he believes is confusing to consumers.
He even pointed out that Chris had signed a painting at the L.A. Grammy Museum with “Konfused” not “Konfuzed”. He filed suit demanding damages and an injunction against Chris from continuing to use his mark for the clothing line or any other purpose.
Then on June 24th, Chris returned to court, blasting the street artist’s lawsuit. Chris explains that the artist failed to properly obtain his trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and as a result he lacks standing to bring the lawsuit.
Brown accuses Konfused of committing fraud with the Trademark Office. He adds that if he did anything – it was with innocent intent and without any thought that he was infringing on another trademark. He said he has not engaged in any improper conduct and is demanding the entire lawsuit be thrown out.
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