Lenny Kravitz Hits Former Merchandiser With Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Musician Lenny Kravitz slapped merchandising company Cinder Block LLC with a trademark infringement suit in New York federal court on Monday, claiming the retailer is improperly selling goods bearing the name “Lenny Kravitz” despite an expired agreement.

The singer claims that California-based Cinder Block, which has since merged with AEG Live’s retail company BandMerch, is selling merchandise in connection with his “Lenny Kravitz” trademark, even though their agreement allegedly ended in March 2013.

According to the suit, Kravitz and Cinder Block entered into a deal on Sept. 18, 2011, although the exact terms of the contract are not outlined in the...

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