GoldieBlox, Beastie Boys Settle Suit Over 'Girls' Toy Ad

Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Construction toy company GoldieBlox Inc. and the Beastie Boys have settled their trademark and copyright infringement battle over the use of the rap group's song "Girls" in a promotional video, GoldieBlox announced Tuesday.

Under the settlement, GoldieBlox will apologize for using the tune to the 1987 hit song in a Nov. 17 YouTube video and changing many of the lyrics to push the company's girl-empowering message. GoldieBlox will also pay a portion of its revenues to charities selected by the Beastie Boys that support science, technology,...
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Case Information

Case Title

GoldieBlox, Inc. v. Island Def Jam Music Group et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

November 21, 2013

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