George Clinton Files Lawsuit To Protect His Funkadelic Image

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Dec. 6 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Legendary musician George Clinton of the Funkadelics, has filed a lawsuit against 10 European companies for trademark infringement, copyright infringement and fraud, is exclusively reporting.

Clinton asserts that the companies, mostly based in Europe, assumed "unauthorized use of Funkadelic trademark, and Clinton's name, likeness and image for the unauthorized use, sale, and commercial exploitation of these infringing products," the lawsuit states.

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The music icon continues to tour and record music, and has aggressively been acquiring a number of intellectual properties that were taken from Clinton in the early years of his career.

Clinton's lawyers tell us that the lawsuit that was filed today will expose corrupt business practices and fraudulent copyright filings.

Clinton is seeking unspecified damages, attorney fees, cost of the lawsuit. He is demanding a jury trial.


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