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Abercrombie Sues Surf Style For Using Their Seagull Logo

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What the flock!?

Abercrombie & Fitch is suing a Florida retail chain for allegedly jacking their Hollister seagull logo.

According to the court docs filed in Miami, Surf Style used a flying seagull that was "identical, or nearly identical, and confusingly similar to A&F’s seagull mark".

Abercrombie gave them a chance to avoid a suit by sending them a cease-and-desist letter in May 2010. Surf Style made an agreement with the preppy clothing company to stop using the rat with wings in July, but never followed through.

Now, A&F is not only seeking an injunction against the basic t-shirt company, but also wants them to destroy the infringing products and pay them in monetary damages.

A lawyer for Surf Style thinks the lawsuit is ridiculous since seagulls are so closely related to the beach.

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The Black Eyed Peas Sued AGAIN Over Copyright Issues!

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Wow! We've lost count how many times this has happened now!

George Clinton, a legend in funk music, is suing The Black Eyed Peas for allegedly sampling one of his songs on their track, Shut Up.

The song was first featured on their 2003 album, Elephunk, but has spawn several remixes since then, including one that appeared on the deluxe edition of The E.N.D. album. According to Clinton's lawsuit, the group used elements of George's song (Not Just) Knee Deep on this remix.

As he insists that he never granted the group permission to use the song, he's suing will.i.am and Fergie, along with Universal Music Group for copyright infringement damages and an injunction to block further sales of the remixes.

We hate to break it to them, but George does have a point. The remix does sound a lot like his funky hit.

Take a listen to George's song and The Peas remix (above) and tell us what U think? Does George have a case?

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Take That Member Muzzles Ex

Filed under: AnglophiliaLegal Matters

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Riding high today, aren't we HD?

Take That member Howard Donald was victorious in court today. He won an injunction preventing an ex-girlfriend, Adakini Ntuli, from revealing intimate details about their relationship.

Reportedly, things did not end well with the lovers back in April and Adakini was prepared to air all of their sexy, dirty laundry, but the law has intervened and now she's been gagged.

Can't make a buck off your misfortune if you can't talk about it! Whomp, whomp!

When will these girl learn!

[Image via WENN.]

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy Is Reinstated.

So incredibly disappointing.

A San Francisco federal appeals court has overturned Judge Virginia A. Phillips' injunction against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and has ruled that the military must keep the policy in place.

According to the 9th Circuit:

"a stay pending appeal would obviate the confusion and uncertainty that might be caused by temporary implementation of the district court's injunction, with the looming possibility that the statutory policy could be reinstated on appeal. Enjoining the operation of the statute before the appeal is concluded would create tremendous uncertainty about the status of servicemembers who may reveal their sexual orientation in reliance on the district court's decision and injunction."

They may have won the battle, but they have not won the war!

It's only a matter of time, people!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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Lt. Dan Choi FINALLY Able To Re-Enlist In The Army!

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This is truly amazing! A day to be remembered and celebrated!

Because of the injunction currently banning the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, Lt. Dan Choi - who has fought tirelessly for gay rights in the military ever since he was kicked out over his sexuality - was able to re-enlist in the army yesterday as an openly gay man!

Although he originally intended to join the marines, he unfortunately found out he couldn't - but only because he was too old!

We're so thrilled to hear the news, and are so proud of Choi for being unrelenting in his fight for equal rights!

A well-deserved triumph, bb!

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