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The Stones File Suit Against German Company for Use of Band's Logo
By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
8/16/2013


A German fashion company is up to something that is not Rolling with the Stones.

According the The Sun (via NME), the band is suing New Yorker Fashion for $315,00 and a $25,000 fine after the company using the Stones’ infamous “Tongue and Lips” logo on clothing tags and sales posters without permission.

And while “The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World” is certainly within their legal rights to file suit, New Yorker Fashion CEO Fritz Knapp seems to think otherwise.

“The tongue is not the Stones' alone,” Knapp argued to The Sun. “The posters were made by our creative department. I won't let the Stones ban my tongue.”

Meanwhile, a Stones’ spokesperson explained to The Sun that not following up on the improper use of the band’s commercial properties could “set a dangerous precedent” for others to feel that they can do the same without repercussions.

The Rolling Stones, who wrapped up their 2013 “50 and Counting” tour dates with a two-date stint in London’s Hyde Park last month, did not make an official statement on the suit.

For more on this story, head to NME.com and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!


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