May 21st, 2014
Taylor Swift is being sued by clothing company Lucky 13 for copyright infringement.
Robert Kloetzly, the owner of Lucky 13, is claiming Taylor used his trademarked “Lucky 13″ on t-shirts she was selling on her website. Kloetzly says he has reached out to Taylor’s people numerous times with no resolution.
Lucky 13 formed in 1991 and creates street wear that is inspired by “metal shapers, car painters, body modifiers, and authentic original anti-heroes.”
The court documents state that Taylor is targeting the same demographic as the clothing brand and describes her as a girl who likes “fast cars and dangerous men who drive them inappropriately.” I’m not sure if that perfectly sums up Taylor’s demeanor.
The lawsuit also calls out Taylor’s music video for I Knew You Were Trouble for featuring “stylish, attractive, tattooed individuals in provocative situations,” which the brand is known for.
Kloetzly is seeking damages paid to the company or for Taylor to shut down her merchandising site and give all the profits made so far, whichever is greater.
All true Taylor Swift fans know her infatuation with the number 13 stems from her being born on December 13. It’s her lucky number and she believes helped with her success.
“I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first number one song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter. Basically whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it’s a good thing,” the country singer said.
Hopefully her luck will last and get her out of this lawsuit.Tweet