12
Jan/12

Exploding Plastic Inevitable Trademark Suit


I’m a little skeptical that the Velvet Underground’s VELVET UNDERGROUND album is the 13th best rock album of all time, so defendant, Andy Warhol Foundation, should probably deny that allegation.  I’m not a big Nico fan. Nevertheless, a strong album (“Heroin” for example, is a decent song).  Any way, the Velvet Underground paid Andy Warhol $1500 to design the album cover and it has since become one of the most famous album covers of all time.  I still have my copy (btw, if you want to recommend a USB turntable, please do so using the comment section).  VU alleges that the banana design has achieved secondary meaning.  The Warhol Foundation has been licensing the design to third parties.

 Vlevet Underground v Warhol

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