Taylor Swift Sued For Allegedly Stealing Name Of Long Island Business

A small Long Island computer company is suing Taylor Swift, claiming the pop icon stole the name of their business for her gaming app, The Swift Life.

Swiftlife owner Patrick Benot says in his Brooklyn federal court suit that the alleged trademark infringement has caused him “endless grief,” as his one-man company is now barraged by app users contacting him for help.

Benot also wants a judge to order that all merchandise bearing the mutual name to be seized from Swift’s people — if it’s found within 20 miles of any concert venues where she’s expected to play during her The RED Tour — until a hearing can be held.

The suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, claims the songstress never reached out to the Wantagh business before launching her social media app last year.

Benot’s similarly-named venture has been around since 2008, the court papers say. But Swift, who the suit claims has 64 trademarked items herself, never bothered to see if they name was taken.

Swiftlife is suing for infringement of registered trademark, federal trademark dilution, use of counterfeit mark, common law unfair competition, violation of Tennessee consumer protection act, and other charges.

Swift’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Source : https://nypost.com/2018/07/20/company-sues-taylor-swift-for-allegedly-stealing-business-name/

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