- Grumpy Cat, star of a thousand memes, won a lawsuit against a coffee company that misused her images.
- Grenade Beverage paid to use her images on iced coffee products, but went further and launched a roasted coffee product without permission.
- A court in California found in Grumpy Cat’s favour and ordered a huge payout.
Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat should have a reason to smile now — she’s just won $710,000 (£498,000) in a lawsuit.
Grumpy Cat Limited, a company formed by owner Tabatha Bundesen, was awarded $710,001 in damages after a coffee company breached the terms of a deal to use the cat on its products.
Grenade Beverage, a Californian coffee company, had paid $150,000 (£105,000) to launch one Grumpy-themed drink, but overstepped the mark by launching a second, the Washington Post reported.
The legally struck a deal to market “Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino,” by then went further and started to sell “Grumpy Cat Roasted Coffee” as well.
Here are marketing photos of both products:
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