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KFIX Rock News: Joan Jett’s Record Label Sues Hot Topic Over Lingerie Line

joan2Joan Jett’s record label is suing Hot Topic over the pop culture retailer’s Blackheart lingerie line, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Blackheart Records, which jett co-founded, argues that Hot Topic has infringed upon its “Blackheart” trademark.

Of course, the rock icon was the leader of a band named the Blackhearts.

It’s also worth noting that the website for the lingerie line markets its products for “girls who rock & roll.” As you know, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ most well-known song is “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Blackheart Records seeks unspecified damages, and an injunction preventing the sale of the lingerie line.

In response to the complaint, Hot Topic has released the following statement: “Hot Topic, Inc. takes the rights of artists very seriously, and has in fact compensated Ms. Jett over the many years in keeping with mutually agreed-upon license agreements…this lawsuit is a surprise to us, and we are confident in our rights to use the Blackheart brand name.”

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