If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, you’re undoubtedly very familiar with the show’s Los Pollos Hermanos — heck, you might even go so far as buy a T-shirt with the fictional restaurant/meth factory’s logo on it. And that’s exactly why the artist who created the restaurant’s logo is suing Sony Pictures: he says the company made money off merchandise featuring the Los Pollos Hermanos logo without his permission.
The man created the image in 2008 for the show’s fried chicken joint that served as a cover for Gustavo Fring’s drug operation, Courthouse News reports. But he claims in a federal lawsuit that his contract with Sony Pictures only gave the studio permission to use the image in the show, not to license it or peddle merchandise bearing the image.
He’s also suing Topanga Productions, a distributor and subsidiary of Sony, claiming that the company has been licensing T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise featuring the Los Pollos Hermanos logo.
So why is he suing now, two years after the final episode of the show? He lives in Mexico, and says he was unaware of the alleged trademark infringement until the fall of 2015.
He’s seeking an accounting, profits, damages, and an injunction that would bar the companies from selling anything with the logo on it.
‘Breaking Bad’ Artist Says Sony Went Too Far [Courthouse News]
by Mary Beth Quirk via Consumerist