George Clinton Launches Funkadelic IP Suit

Law360, San Diego (December 8, 2011, 10:45 PM EST) -- Funk singer George Clinton has lodged a suit in California federal court accusing several U.S. and foreign companies of infringing copyright and trademark rights related to his band Funkadelic, according to a Thursday announcement.

The suit, filed Monday, targets Michigan companies Westbound Records Inc. and Sync2Picture LLC, U.K. company Ace Records Ltd., and Charly Acquisitions Ltd. of the Caribbean island Nevis, among others.

Clinton asserts that the defendants used, sold and commercially exploited sound recordings he owned under the artist name Funkadelic without permission, as well...
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Case Title

George Clinton v. Nene Montes et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-10062

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

December 4, 2011

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