Thursday, October 17, 2019

Leah McSweeney’s Clothing Company Was Sued Twice For Copyright Infringement!

According to a new report, Real Housewives of New York City newbie Leah McSweeney's clothing company Married to the Mob was hit with two lawsuits for copyright infringement.

In the first lawsuit obtained by Radar Online from New York District Court, clothing brand Supreme sued McSweeney and her company LCM Productions, INC on March 8, 2013 for counterfeiting, willful trademark infringement and dilution, as a result of McSweeney’s alleged unauthorized Supreme trademark in connection with counterfeit merchandise.

“Without Plaintiff’s authorization, Defendants are manufacturing, distributing, selling and promoting clothing and accessories that bear the SUPREME trademark throughout the United States,” the complaint read. “The sale and distribution of this infringing merchandise is likely to cause customers to mistakenly believe that Defendants’ products are authorized, sponsored, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with Plaintiff.”

The Plaintiff claimed Defendants’ conduct was “willful, deliberate and intentional.”

In an example, McSweeney added the “vulgar” word “b***h” to the end of the word “Supreme” for hats, a mug, shirt and more items.

“Plaintiff’s entire business model depends upon the manufacture and sale of high quality products bearing its SUPREME trademark and distinctive logo,” the court papers read. “With each day that passes, Plaintiff’s reputation and associated goodwill are irreparably harmed by the sale of Defendants’ counterfeit merchandise which consumers will mistakenly believe is an extension of Plaintiff’s product line. The sale of these infringing products must be stopped or Plaintiff will continue to suffer irreparable hard.”

McSweeney denied the allegations against her and claimed, “Plaintiff has been aware of Defendants’ use of the SUPREME BITCH Legend on T-shirts for nearly nine years and has acquiesced in such use,” according to Radar Online.

The complaint was dismissed with prejudice in June 2013.

Then on November 3, 2015, photographer Joshua Separzadeh sued Married to the Mob for copyright infringement.

“Defendant MTTM’s product titled, ‘Slugz Cropped Crewneck’ complaint a blatant unauthorized derivative of Plaintiff’s Photograph,” the complaint read according to documents obtained by Radar Online. “Defendant MTTM’s product titled, ‘Slugz Tee,’ contains the same unauthorized derivative use of Plaintiff’s Photograph. Defendants have profited from their unauthorized derivative uses of Plaintiff’s Photograph.”

Married to the Mob denied the allegations in the Answer to the Complaint and requested the case be dismissed. The case was dismissed with prejudice in May 2017.

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