Dirty t-shirt company sues the Osbournes, Epic Records and Sony Music
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Source: Mi2N - June 4, 2002
www.tshirthell.com is a t-shirt site with whose owner makes a virtue
out of being totally crass. Aaron Landau Schwarz' shirts have all kinds of
slogans ranging from the vaguely disgusting to no-two-ways-about-it obscene,
and one of them reads "F*** My Family, I'm Moving in with the Osbournes!"
According to Schwarz, tshirthell's owner and president, Ozzy Osbourne's
record label, Epic records, bought $500 worth of the shirts from
Tshirthell.com's website for promotional purposes.
Soon after, he says, "the Osbournes started selling a shirt with nearly the
exact same slogan as the original Tshirthell.com shirt. The Osbournes
released two versions of their shirt in popular retail and online stores
worldwide, a censored version which reads: "*$@# My Family. I'm Moving in
with the...Osbourne Family" and an uncensored version with the same."
Now Schwarz has lodged a $15 million dollar trademark infringement lawsuit
against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Sony Music and Epic Records accusing the
Osbournes of "swiping a slogan from an original foul-languaged
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