It looks like the end of 2017 is definitely going to be one for Kid Rock to remember, and not for a good reason.
We all hope that our end of year can be one of celebration and expectation. Unfortunately, it looks like the only thing Kid Rock can be expecting is to get sued by an entertainment company.
Taste of Country reported that The entertainment company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has filed suit against Kid Rock. Apparently the lawsuit was filed over his use of the phrase “the Greatest Show on Earth.”
He has been using the phrase to advertise and promote his upcoming tour, but they say that he stole it. Furthermore, it appears that Feld Entertainment owns the circus and all of its associated intellectual property.
Although the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows came to an end in May of 2017 after nearly 150 years, they were still not happy about Kid’s saying.
Reports share that the company still makes money from licensing the intellectual property. This is including the signature phrase “the Greatest Show on Earth.”
The rock star announced his 2018 Greatest Show on Earth Tour in July, but Feld Entertainment is saying that he did it without their agreement. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court in Tampa, Fla., on Friday (Dec. 22).
Feld Entertainment accused Kid Rock along with the concert promoter at Live Nation of trademark dilution and infringement. They continued to share that it is unfair competition, injury to business reputation and unjust enrichment. According to Reuters, who has a copy of the documents.
“We have authorized licensees for Ringling Bros. and the Greatest Show on Earth, but Kid Rock is not one of them,” Feld’s general counsel, Lisa Joiner, said in a statement on Friday.
It doesn’t look like 2018 is going to be off to a good start for Kid! This is so not cool!
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