Grumpy Cat in February 2016. Cindy Ord Getty Images for SiriusXM
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A picture of the feline - actual name Tardar Sauce - was first shared on Reddit in 2012 and went viral because of her feline dwarfism and underbite, which people thought made her look grumpy.
The company only had rights to use the cat to sell its "Grumppuccino" iced drink, but sold other Grumpy products. But in 2015, the beverage company chose to create a line of "Grumpy Cat Roasted Coffee", which was not in the original deal, prompting Grumpy Cat Limited to file a copyright lawsuit in federal court.
California jury found in favour of Grumpy Cat, awarding $701,000.
Grumpy Cat may still be a sourpuss, but her owner has something to smile about after winning more than $700,000 in an intellectual property lawsuit.
However, one licensing arrangement between Grumpy Cat Limited and coffee company Grenade soured when Grenade began using the likeness for more than they were allowed.
Grumpy Cat and her owner Tabatha Bundesen in Washington DC in September 2016. Larry French Getty Images for Madame Tussauds
The coffee business counter-sued, saying that Grumpy Cat and Ms Bundesen had not held up their end of the deal and had failed to mention the coffee chain's brand name enough on social media and in a TV appearance. The Sandfords paid Bundesen $150,000 in royalties, NPR reported.
She later formed Grumpy Cat Limited, monetizing the dour kitty.
The complaint went on to state that Grenade's T-shirt line "blatantly infringe on the Grumpy Cat copyrights and Grumpy Cat trademarks". They also complained they were told the cat would be appearing in a film alongside Will Ferrell and Jack Black, but this did not happen.
In response, Grumpy Cat Ltd sued Grenade's owners for exceeding an agreement over the cat's image.
Protests, praise for Pence's Israel visit
When the protest intensified the Arab MPs were forcibly removed from the Israeli parliament with the help of security staff. But the European partners - onto whom Trump has transferred the burden of renegotiation - have no appetite for this.
Mohammad Faisal, rejected reports Thursday that there was a tacit agreement between Islamabad and Washington over drone strikes. It added that "Pakistan's brotherly hospitality to peaceful Afghan refugees must not be exploited by the terrorists".
It was compiled at the request of the US Congress , amid a growing worldwide debate over whether e-cigarettes are safe or harmful. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said it's clear that e-cigarettes need closer regulation and scrutiny.
So, as ten ASEAN countries' leaders arrive, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with all except Cambodian PM Hun Sen. On Thursday, the Asean leaders will first be hosted by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to a luncheon banquet.
In fact, the survey shows that games released on Switch tend to sell at least as well, if not better, than on other platforms. Be sure to check out the full report for more intriguing details and insight into the future of games development.
Although Meehan admitted to acting selfishly, he told The Inquirer that he did not pursue a romantic relationship with the aide. However, according to the Inquirer , Meehan described the payment as "severance" rather than a "settlement".
With Annan out of the race, only one serious potential challenger is left: Prominent rights lawyer Khaled Ali. Sisi because they aroused a wave of rare public anger in a country where public protest is largely outlawed.
With iOS 11.3, Apple will show users the health of their iPhone's battery and notify when it needs to be serviced. They include new tools for chatting with businesses and for monitoring battery health and power management.
A tied 49-49 party line vote on Wednesday had to be broken by Vice President Mike Pence, the Washington Post reports . Bob Corker of Tennessee, who's in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.
But despite the outcome of the vote, supporters of net neutrality believe the fight to save it is not yet over . On Wednesday, the fast food company published a video explaining net neutrality to customers.
Like most Android updates, Android 8.1 is only available on Google's Pixel and Nexus devices for the time being. You might skip that overloaded airport connection instead of wasting minutes trying to visit a basic page.
The final numbers for Kidd: a 139-152 record, two playoff appearances and a final season that was spinning out of control. As well as Antetokounmpo, they have an established point guard in Eric Bledsoe and the ever-improving Khris Middleton .
Who is No.1 in India: The Xiaomi-Samsung Verbal War
Xiaomi has given special focus on localization, channel strategy, marketing and products to win customers over Samsung . Those again are made of a clutch of Chinese manufacturers such as Vivo , Lenovo , Oppo and so on.
Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash
With level 2 systems, drivers are supposed to continuously monitor vehicle performance and be ready to take control if necessary. The truck was unoccupied at the time, and no injuries were claimed by anyone at the crash scene, according to the CHP.
US Senate confirms new Health and Human Services secretary
Ron Wyden, he is "a ideal encapsulation of the president's broken promises on prescription drugs and health care overall". Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, had also cited his record as a pharmaceutical executive as the reason for his "no" vote.
Apple HomePod to launch on February 9, features revealed
Voice activation is also not always realistic, so many may miss the modicum of control that a physical application offers. Sonos One comes with native Spotify integration, plus you can use Amazon's Alexa smart assistant on the speaker.
Trump signs funding bill, ends USA govt shutdown
The White House had indicated that it would not re-open negotiations on immigration until the shutdown ended. That is the common name given to those who are in the US illegally after entering the country as children.
Flu activity continues to increase in PA
Remember, the symptoms to look out for include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache and fatigue. Ken Moore said. "[Australia] had a really heavy flu season". "There are a lot of myths that need to be laid to rest".
Gas prices jump almost 3 cents
The highest gas price in the South and Southeast is found in Florida $2.54, which is 25 cents more a gallon than in Texas. At 53 million bbl, inventories are in line with this time past year , according to the latest EIA report.
WWE Fires Enzo Amore Amidst Rape Allegations
The situation was first brought to light on Twitter when a woman claimed she was raped by Amore-real name Eric Arndt-in October. Since he was the WWE Cruiserweight Champion upon his termination, the fate of the title is unknown at this time.