'Nastyass Honey Badger' Creator Claws Hot Topic With IP Suit

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT) -- The man behind "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger" YouTube video that went viral in 2011 slapped shopping mall fixture Hot Topic Inc. with a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in California, accusing the retailer of selling honey badger-inspired apparel intended to capitalize on the popularity of his video.

Plaintiff Christopher Gordon, who goes by the YouTube alias Randall, alleges Hot Topic has ripped off his concept by selling shirts and other apparel that poke fun at the video's popular tagline, "Honey Badger Don't Care." The video has racked up more than 72 million views on YouTube and served as a...

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