The Rolling Stones sue New Yorker

The Rolling Stones have launched legal action against the German brand New yorker  for using their famous lips logo on promotional sales posters without permission.

The Brown Sugar hitmakers are suing bosses at clothing company New Yorker Fashion for using their mouth and tongue design on posters and clothing tickets, but the CEO of the company argues that the design is not exclusive to the rockers.

Lawyers from the group's Netherlands-based law firm Musidor BV are demanding a €315,000 settlement and a €25,500 fine.

However New Yorker Fashion CEO Fritz Knapp argues, "The tongue is not the Stones' alone. The posters were made by our creative department. I won't let the Stones ban my tongue."

Staff at stores have already had to remove 800 promotional posters and over 3,000 clothes tags with the logo on.


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