June 18, 2013 22:51

Joan Jett sues US store Hot Topic over underwear line

The punk icon is suing for trademark infringement

Joan Jett sues US store Hot Topic over underwear line
Joan Jett is suing US clothing store Hot Topic, stating that the shop's Blackheart range of underwear infringes on her own line of clothing, also called Blackheart.

The former Runaways member's Blackheart Records Group Inc have filed a suit against Hot Topic Inc for trademark infringement, reports the AV Club. Blackheart Records Group Inc have said that Hot Topic approached them in 2010 asking to work together to produce a range. However this never transpired and Hot Topic then started selling their own lingerie line under the Blackheart name, branding the items as "lingerie for girls who rock and roll."

Blackheart Records are now demanding unspecified compensation for damages. They have also applied for an injunction to block any more sales of Hot Topic's underwear under the Blackheart name.

After going solo in the late 1970s, Joan Jett set up Blackheart Records with Kenny Laguna. Her post-Runaways backing band was also called The Blackhearts and she released her classic 1981 album 'I Love Rock'n'Roll' with the group.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Liam Gallagher tweets Oasis message
Pet Shop Boys to debut new music based on the life of Alan Turing at BBC Proms
Biffy Clyro, Chvrches, Mogwai longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year Award
Portishead's Beth Gibbons covers Black Sabbath as 'Black Sabbeth' - listen
Metallica "deep into the songwriting" of new album
The Black Keys: 'There’s probably people that just want us to fuck it all up'
Slayer reveal first new song since death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman – listen
Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell feature on Time magazine's 'Most Influential' list
Paul Weller performs inside giant kaleidoscope for 'Brand New Toy' video – watch
RZA gives Raekwon 30 days to re-join Wu-Tang Clan or else new album may not be released
Morrissey calls on people of Canada to 'speak up and stop the carnage' of seal hunts
Nas working on new album with Timbaland
Kaiser Chiefs join Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks line-up
Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure and Palma Violets nominated for Ivor Novello Awards
Future and Pusha T perform together on US television – watch
Australian production company accuse One Direction of stealing video idea – watch
The Horrors cover Frankie Knuckles' 'Your Love' – listen
Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold 'working on new songs'
The Kooks announce new album 'Listen'
Canada's fisheries minister accuses Morrissey of being 'brainwashed'
Avril Lavigne responds to criticisms over new video: 'Racist??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese...
Deadmaus says 'dafuqs yer problem' Arcade Fire, after 'real instruments' jibe

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today