Lucky 13 is a clothing company, and they have recently opened up a lawsuit against country superstar Taylor Swift. According to their claims, Swift has used their name on some of the merchandise that she sells, even though they hold the trademark for that logo.
Lucky 13 is a clothing company, based in California, that sells items inspired by rock and roll in the 1950s. They claim that they and Swift are basically going after the same market.
Among other things, Swift has created greeting cards that are catered around the idea of a lucky number 13. What other merchandise she has marketed in this way was not reported.
Swift has said multiple times that her favorite number is 13, and she considers it to be lucky. She was born on the 13th of December. She has also cited instances in which she has won awards while she was waiting to hear the announcement in Row 13 of the seats, and other things of this nature. She says that she uses it because of these things that have happened in her life and her feeling that it is a lucky number, despite the common idea that it is unlucky.
According to reports, Swift has not made any response to the allegations by Lucky 13 at this time.
When it comes to the breech of a trademark or intellectual property law, cases can get very complicated. However, in a world driven by the Internet and the sharing of information, it is important for all business owners to know what rights they have to ideas, trademarks, copyrights and other things that could be used by others for their own gain.
Source: WebProNews, "Taylor Swift Sued by Lucky 13 Clothing Company" Mike Tuttle, May. 20, 2014