Jimi Hendrix’s Brother Looks to Dismiss IP Suit

Jimi Hendrix’s Brother Looks to Dismiss IP Suit


The brother of late rock musician Jimi Hendrix has attempted to dismiss a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit brought against him by Jimi’s estate. In March, Leon Hendrix was sued by Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix, two companies founded by the estate of Jimi, at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
According to the suit, Leon and another defendant, Andrew Pitsicalis, had ignored prohibitions by courts and sold cannabis, food and alcohol featuring trademarks and copyright owned by the estate. A few days after the estate filed its lawsuit, Leon bit back and sued the estate. According to a statement from Leon and Pitsicalis, the claim stems from a“false and misleading press release”issued by Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix. On May 12, Leon and Pitsicalis sought to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them, claiming it was filed at an improper venue.

Source: WIPR

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