Battle Over Red Hot Chili Peppers Bootleg Swag
A merchandising company named Bravado International just filed a lawsuit in Tampa -- claiming a Tampa resident named Mike Smith has been illegally hocking RHCP t-shirts outside the band's concerts ... and Bravado wants him stopped before he strikes again.
According to the suit, Mike's not only violating the exclusive merchandising agreement -- he's hurting their reputation ... because his t-shirts are easily confused with Bravado's.
As a result, Bravado is demanding Mike quit his operation and immediately DESTROY all offending merchandise. Bravado also wants unspecified damages. more on this story
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