Tag Archives: lawsuits

  • Grooveshark: Music Service Shuts Down, Surrenders to Record Labels

    Grooveshark: Music Service Shuts Down, Surrenders to Record Labels

    Music streaming service Grooveshark finally shut its virtual doors recently, succumbing to legal pressure regarding its unlicensed streaming of a huge library of music, some of it not available on more legitimate streaming sites like Spotify. The site’s swan song came in the form of a statement posted on April 30th, which you can read on the […]

  • Converse Launching Massive Trademark Protection Campaign

    Converse Launching Massive Trademark Protection Campaign

    The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is arguably the most iconic sneaker design of all time, and consequently it’s had more than its share of knockoffs over the years. And Converse is apparently fed up with low-rent sneakersmiths at retailers like Wal-Mart and Target biting their style, because they’ve filed 22 separate lawsuits against 31 […]

  • Frank Thomas Sues Reebok Over “Big Hurt” Re-Release

    Frank Thomas Sues Reebok Over “Big Hurt” Re-Release

    Designated hitter Frank Thomas earned the nickname “Big Hurt” back in the early 90s, and he allowed Reebok to use the name for a signature sneaker. But now, as Reebok prepares a Stateside release of their “Big Hurt” retro sneakers (after an overseas launch last year), Thomas is taking exception, filing a lawsuit against Reebok […]