Thursday, May 13, 2010

Aretha Franklin's Hat Files Lawsuit

Aretha Franklin singing: ooh, somebody's gonna get sued!

The eye-catching hat legendary singer, Aretha Franklin, wore to the inauguration of U.S. President, Barack Obama, is the subject of a lawsuit, filed by milliner, Luke Song, as numerous rip-offs of his original creation have been released in the marketplace.

As it is his original design, he is the one that is legally entitled to profit from it. The companies that pilfered it should pay damages for stealing, as such conduct is unethical and unfair.

Queen Of Soul Hat Suit

Milliner sues over knockoffs of Aretha Franklin inauguration chapeau - MAY 10--The Michigan milliner who created the hat worn by Aretha Franklin to President Barack Obama's inauguration has filed a federal lawsuit against competitors for knocking off the distinctive design.

In a U.S. District Court complaint filed Friday, Luke Song claims that his "lavish and ornate" creation "gained instantaneous fame and notoriety, attracting much more media attention than even Aretha Franklin's performance itself" at the January 2009 ceremony.

In the wake of the grey hat's stirring debut, Song alleges, the item has been improperly copied and sold by several firms with which he had previously done business...