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1Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist Empty Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist on Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:16 pm

Sens19

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The Carolina Hurricanes have sued a Raleigh hip-hop artist who
produced a song promoting the franchise, saying the man has violated
team trademarks.The federal lawsuit accuses Tyrone Banks of
misusing trademarks by referring to the tune as "the official Carolina
Hurricanes song" and wearing a Hurricanes jersey in promotional
material.Banks produced "Carolina Hurricanes" in 2007 and
provided a copy of the song to the team, asking the Hurricanes play the
music during games, according to court documents. The lawsuit said the
Hurricanes did use the song during games and short segments of it
appeared in a television ad and online video.

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2Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist Empty Re: Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist on Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:38 pm

shabbs

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Wow. So, they used his song a few times and now they're suing him because he's wearing a 'Canes jersey in the video. Sounds like he tried to comply with their requests. This will certainly boost his visibility... so hopefully he can leverage that.

The summer of silliness continues!

3Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist Empty Re: Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist on Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:21 am

shabbs

shabbs
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He's counter-sued...

http://www.newsobserver.com/796/story/1642247.html

This should be fun.

4Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist Empty Re: Hurricanes Sue Hip Hop Artist on Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:41 am

SensGirl11

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That is absolute rubbish. I don't understand this at all. If they've used the song already, what's the big deal? How did this come about? So what if he's wearing their jersey in a video, is that against the law? They should be happy about it...it's freaking Carolina, they could use the marketing.

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