Velvet Underground Targets Warhol Group Over Banana Art

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 7:32 PM EST) -- Classic rock band The Velvet Underground on Wednesday accused the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. of violating its trademark for the artistic banana image designed by pop art legend Andy Warhol that became an iconic symbol for the band.

In their complaint filed in New York federal court, band founders Lou Reed and John Cale claim the foundation infringed the design — which appeared on the cover of their first 1967 commercially released album "The Velvet Underground and Nico" — by licensing it...
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