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Slayer: lawsuit filed to stop counterfeit merch

Tue, May 22, 2018 7:53 AM PT6,680 views

The company that holds exclusive rights to Slayer merchandise filed a federal suit aimed to stop bootleggers from selling counterfeit Slayer products ahead of the band's farewell tour of North America. According to Northern California Record, Global Merchandising Services, petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to order local law enforcement to prevent vendors from selling bootleg Slayer merchandise during the band's final North American tour, now underway. The legal basis for Global Merchandising's suit is trademark infringement and unfair competition by "numerous independent unlicensed peddlers and manufacturing and distributing companies." Northern California Record reported the following:
The suit asked the court to order U.S. marshals and state, county and/or local law enforcement "to seize and impound any and all of the merchandise." The defendants were, according to the complaint, going "to sell or hold for sale outside of and within the confines of the concert halls at which Slayer is performing before, during or after Slayer concert performances." The suit said Global Merchandising has the exclusive right to market Slayer merchandise, including clothing, jewelry, photographs and posters.
The complainants allege that to date, "more than $25 million worth of licensed merchandise bearing the Slayer name, trademark, logos and/or likenesses have been sold" and the bootleggers' "unlawful activity results in irreparable harm and injury to plaintiff."


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anonymous 5/22/2018 8:25:30 AM

lawsuits aren't metal brother

anonymous 5/22/2018 8:26:04 AM

i hope they sue my moms ass for being so nice

anonymous 5/22/2018 8:31:57 AM

Sit down, Lars

spaceghhost 5/22/2018 8:36:39 AM

I hope Slayer sweat pants aren't bootlegged, bc they are comfortable AF

anonymous 5/22/2018 8:58:39 AM

Satan Laughs As You Eternally Rot = SLAYER

anonymous 5/22/2018 8:59:48 AM

Barbara Streisand effect lol Now everyone's gonna seek out bootleg Slayer merch

anonymous 5/22/2018 9:32:04 AM

If shirts werent 50-60 bucks at the show, you would be in this mess pssys

anonymous 5/22/2018 9:46:30 AM

milk that slayer cow.

anonymous 5/22/2018 10:28:30 AM

buying a cool $10 shirt off scalpers after the show > waiting in line to pay $30 for a lame shirt

anonymous 5/22/2018 10:45:46 AM

they are cutting into Kerry King's finances to acquire his shitty full bodied tribal tattoo suit

anonymous 5/22/2018 11:33:46 AM

Looks like it's time to cash in all my Kohl's cash on Slayer graphic tees.

anonymous 5/22/2018 11:41:18 AM

The stink of my ass

anonymous 5/22/2018 11:54:46 AM

Glad to see these sheetrockers standing up for themselves

anonymous 5/22/2018 12:01:24 PM

Kiss' jew lawyers should be on this

anonymous 5/22/2018 12:02:41 PM

Kerry Kings shitty guitar solos are stoked. bootleggers are cutting into his sunglasses fund

anonymous 5/22/2018 1:12:52 PM

Pay $30 for a tour t-shirt inside or pay $10 for a bootleg shirt with a similar design outside? Really tough choice there.

anonymous 5/22/2018 2:15:50 PM

South America is not stoked.

anonymous 5/22/2018 2:19:28 PM

99% of the time the shirts outside are cooler/$35 bucks cheaper.

anonymous 5/22/2018 4:15:24 PM

these guys sell NOWHERE near the merch that Tim Lambesis will sell when he gets Ass I Lay Dying back together

anonymous 5/22/2018 4:27:42 PM

give it to Jeff

anonymous 5/22/2018 5:37:10 PM

blacks and mexicans who screenprint in their garages are not stoked

anonymous 5/22/2018 6:32:18 PM

quit making fun of tim, he'll hire someone to kill you

anonymous 5/22/2018 6:44:13 PM

Napster and Emmure should be on this.

anonymous 5/22/2018 7:02:17 PM

As I Lay Dying should replace anthrax & behemoth on Slayer's final tour

anonymous 5/22/2018 7:17:55 PM

buying a cool $10 shirt off scalpers after the show > waiting in line to pay $30 for a lame shirt This

anonymous 5/22/2018 8:45:37 PM

Tom's church youth group is stoked

anonymous 5/22/2018 11:14:29 PM

confirmed slayer hate mexicans

anonymous 5/23/2018 9:07:54 AM

Kerry King at "the king" "yeah,i'd love a double whopper with cheese smothered in shitty tribal tattoos-looks around him... hey Jeff, would you like anything?

anonymous 5/23/2018 11:41:52 AM

Saw them yesterday, t-shirts were $50 & hoodies were $100. I can't imagine why people would buy from a bootlegger...

carveyournamein 5/24/2018 5:36:25 PM


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