March 27th, 2012 by faye
A US-based music merchandise company has filed a lawsuit against a man named Mike Smith in Tampa, Florida, who the company claims has been selling unofficial Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirts outside the award-winning band’s gigs.
Bravado International is suing a Tampa resident named Mike Smith after claiming that they struck a deal with Red Hot Chili Peppers which gives them exclusive rights to their name in all of the band’s merchandises. The lawsuit also states that aside from violating the exclusive merchandising agreement, Mike Smith is also hurting the reputation of Bravado, because his substandard shirts are easily confused with theirs.
As a result, Bravado International has called for Mike Smith to stop selling immediately and destroy all of his stock of the shirts, as well as pay unspecified damages.