Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement
|ICP front man Violent J|
This week, the ICP was sued in the same court on a trademark infringement suit. The plaintiff, a poet, alleges that ICP frontman, "Violent J", co-opted his poem, "But You Didn't" without permission.
In his complaint the plaintiff alleges that he wrote the poem, and that his work, including this poem, is featured in the popular "Chicken Soup Series" and that it is copyrighted. Plaintiff further alleged that the ICP published a derivative of the poem without permission, causing damages to the poet plaintiff.
The case is so fresh, the Farmington Hills-based ICP has yet to answer the complaint. If the allegations are true regarding the trademark registration of the poem, it will be a difficult case for the ICP to defend.
Are there any Juggalo attorneys out there?