Christian Audigier VS Ed Hardy: The Lawsuit

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Christian Audigier VS Ed Hardy: The Lawsuit

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Clothing designer Christian Audigier is being sued by tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy for allegedly distributing Hardy’s trademarked clothing line without permission.

Hardy filed a lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeking $100 million in damages from Audigier’s company Nervous Tattoo and several other defendants.

Hardy claims he and Audigier signed a contract in September 2005 that allowed Audigier to promote and distribute Hardy’s work as part of a clothing line.

The lawsuit claims Hardy terminated the contract in August after discovering Audigier did not fully pay royalties to Hardy and underreported the sales and income from the clothing line. Hardy also claims Audigier launched a competing product—the Christian Audigier clothing line—using Hardy’s trademarks without permission.

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This is the best thing I have seen all day (except maybe the Polish Model Girl that was in my Egyptian Cotton Sheets this morning), and I don’t wish lawsuit problems on anyone.

It’s no secret that I have complete disdain for Christian Audigier Clothing and Ed Hardy Clothing. I guess I just come from a world where guys aren’t supposed to wear Glitter on their shirts. (And a world where Girls are the ones who wear “designer Jeans”, but that’s neither Triple Beam nor Ecstasy Dream).

But even more than the clothing, I really hate the “Christian Audigier Type Guy” and the “Ed Hardy Type Guy” and I have waged a personal war on their destruction (which I am winning), like “Shinny Shirt Guy”, “Surf-Cowboy Shirt Guy” and “Striped Shirt Guy” before him.

After a little research, I found out that Christian Audigier is French.

Which makes no sense.

I thought that stupid Americans were supposed to hate everything French?

Well, I love everything French: Beautiful Topless Girls on La Côte Basque and the Med in Summer, Complex Bordeaux’s, Parisian Nightlife, Foie Gras three ways, and Hossegor Pipes in my early 20′s.

But I hate Christian Audigier. (And Ed Hardy.)

The Rest is Up to You…

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12 Comments on "Christian Audigier VS Ed Hardy: The Lawsuit"

  1. The G Manifesto
    Pua Tang
    07/07/2009 at 9:12 pm Permalink

    I Hope the Christian Audigier hype just DIES and everyone will realize that a $175.00 dollar T-SHIRTmade from (cotton) thats right I said COTTON, well everyone will realize

  2. The G Manifesto
    Pua Tang
    07/07/2009 at 9:12 pm Permalink

    I Hope the Christian Audigier hype just DIES and everyone will realize that a $175.00 dollar T-SHIRTmade from (cotton) thats right I said COTTON, well everyone will realize

  3. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    08/07/2009 at 3:22 pm Permalink

    Pua Tang,

    Don’t we all.

    On the plus side?

    We are competing against guys that look like someone puked on their shirt.

    Easier for swooping girls.

    - MPM

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    Eileen
    16/07/2009 at 12:37 pm Permalink

    I hope Ed wins! As a tattoo artist, as well as an excellent painter, Ed Hardy is being ripped off by a greedy French designer who has been sued in the past for doing the same sh*t. This guy is not even a designer – he takes OTHER people’s designs and has them put onto pre-made clothing. What a sham! Now he is putting Ed’s life’s work of art on temporary tattoos (oh, the horror!) and high-ball glasses being sold at Ross! The sad thing, he is not even paying the man who has made him rich! Based on Ed’s work, karma is something I hope the greedy idiot gets for not being thankful enough to Ed’s artwork in making him hundreds of millions.

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    Whatawata
    20/07/2009 at 2:57 pm Permalink

    oh man, oh man, oh man, I jus got in touch with his assisstant via, phone, and I sent him my designs by mail. I have the originals, I hope he doesn’t do this to me. Jeez why didn’t I believe my mum, when she told he’d take them and not pay you, he’d make money off me, oh man, jeez, dont let this be bad, let me get this one chance, too bad I didn’t listen but either way if it my design people wear i have the original, I’d be standing pround in a crowd of people with my shirts, so I guess that would be plus but then again he makes money and I look at people, wearing my design and I can’t explain that it’s mine what good is it? Oh man I hope that he doesn’t do this to me.

  6. The G Manifesto
    A
    28/08/2009 at 10:25 pm Permalink

    Haters and tacky loosers!!! U guys r so gealous!!
    having rights or not.. Winning or loosing in law suitings… Christian Audigier styling ROCKS!!! (if u have a hot body to wear them!!) guys looks so hot on those shinning tees!! And women love them!!!!!
    .

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    PJ
    07/10/2009 at 3:08 pm Permalink

    I’m very intrigued after reading all of these comments. You may all find it interesting that I work for one of the licenses of Ed Hardy and all of you are making assumptions over things you do not have have full knowledge of. The licenses are all individually owned and operated separate from Christian Audigier….for example, the shirts are licensed out, the jeans are a separate license, the housewares are another separate license and so forth. All of the licenses pay a separate license fee and royalty to the Don himself. Christian Audigier has very little to do with the individual licenses as Ed Hardy sold the rights to his tatoo artwork to the individual license groups. I love the Ed Hardy Designs and I’m finding that tattoos are hotter than ever and that’s why his clothing is in demand. I’m sorry to say but Ed Hardy should have thought twice before selling the rights to his artwork…….

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    Karma Police
    09/12/2009 at 9:26 am Permalink

    If THIS is to be believed, it’s Karma

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    rosanne
    10/04/2010 at 1:45 pm Permalink

    This is too much of confusion why not just differentiate between the both parties. Or is it just people assuming their own beliefs on what they thought took place. U was not there so shut the F88K up.

  10. The G Manifesto
    ANNIE HALL
    12/04/2010 at 5:42 am Permalink

    HARDY AND AUDIGIER ARE EITHER RACIST OR THEY HAVE A OVERSIGHT. IN ALL OF HARDY’S AND AUDIGIER’S TATOOS, I HAVE YET TO SEE ONE BLACK BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL BOMBSHELL FEMALE. AUDIGIER CAN NOT SAY HE WAS NOT AWARE OF IT BECAUSE JOSEPHINE BAKER WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST PERFORMERS IN PARIS. THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAVE NOT NOTICE THIS BUT WHEN THEY DO THESE TWO MEN WILL WEAR THE TAGS AS OUT AND OUT RACISTS. ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THESE TWO ARE THAT THEY ARE THIEVES. AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT JACOBS WAS JUST BLOWING HOT AIR, THAN I LOOKED THROUGH HARDY’S AND AUDIGIER HANDBAGS AND THERE THEY WERE THE NEVERFILLED BAGS, AND A FEW OTHERS. I DON’T KNOW IF JACOBS IS AWARE OF EXACTLY HOW MANY STYLE OF THE LOUIS VUITTON BAGS THAT HE DESIGNED HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM HIM, BUT I COUNTED AT LEAST 6, INCLUDING THE TOTE JACOBS IS SUING OVER. I CARRY A ED HARDY NEVER FILLED BAG. I DID NOT REALIZED IT WAS A NEVERFILLED UNTIL JACOBS LAWSUIT. HARDY AND AUDIGIER HAVE BEEN VERY SNEAKY ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE BLACK FEMALE TATOO. THEY HAVE BLACK MODELS IN THE FASHIONS SHOWS, THIS IS A COVER UP TO GET THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS. THEIR ARE RACIST CRIMINALS THAT NEEDS TO BE LOCKED -UP. I HOPE MARC JACOBS SUE THEM FOR EVERYTHING THEY ARE WORTH !

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    ANNIE HALL
    12/04/2010 at 5:55 am Permalink

    I AM SORRY IT IT NOT HARDY WHO IS AT FAULT FOR BEING A RACIST, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TATTOOS HARDY ACTUALLY HAD. HARDY MIGHT OF HAD SOME BLACK FEMALES IN HIS TATOO ART WORK AND AUDIGIER GOT RID OF THEM. AUDIGIER IS ALSO THE THIEF WHO STOLE THE DESIGNS FROM MARC JACOBS LOUIS VUITTON HANDBAGS. I HOPE HARDY PUT OUT SOME MORE TATOOS AND INCLUDE ALL RACES OF FEMALES AND COME OUT WITH OTHER TATTOOS THAT AUDIGIER CAN NOT STEAL FROM HIM. HARDY AND JACOBS SHOULD COME TOGETHER AND CREATE A FASHION SHOW THAT HAVE ALL ORIGINAL TATTOO WORK THAT AUDIGIER NEVER HAVE SEEN BEFORE , AND MAKE THIS LINE COMPLETELY EXCLUSIVE. IT IS A SHAME THAT AUDIGIER HAVE NO COMPASSION AND HAVE STOLEN FROM JACOBS AND HARDY !

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    FUCK ALL YOU HATERS JUST JELIOUS
    31/08/2010 at 1:21 am Permalink

    F UCK ALL YOU CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER HATERS OUT THERE . YOUR JUST JELIOUS BECAUSE HIS CLOTHING LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER AND GETS MORE ATTENTION THAN THE PLAIN MADE IN CHINA CRAP YOU WEAR . ED HARDY IS A FUK EN JUNKIE LOOKING CUNT WITH HEP C HES JUST JELIOUS THAT CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER CLOTHING ARE SELLING SO MUCH BETTER BECAUSE THEY LOOK WAY BETTER THAN HIS ARTWORK WHICH LOOK LIKE ITS BEEN DONE BY A 10 YEAR OLD WITH EPILEPSY YOUR FORGETTING ED HARDY WOULD NOT BE SUCH A BIG NAME WITHOUT HIM I WILL NEVER SELL ED HARDY IN MY SHOP AGAIN PEOPLE PREFER CHRISTIAN AUDIGIERS LINE ANYWAY . TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHINGING ABOUT THE HIGH PRICES OF HIS CLOTHING THERE IS ALOT THAT GOES INTO HIS CLOTHING ESPECIALLY THE “DESIGNER” ARTWORK .IF YOU CANT AFFORD IT SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND MOVE ON NONE OF MY CUSTOMERS COMPLAIN OF THE PRICES YOUR JUST FUCKEN CHEAPSKATES THAT WOULD RATHER PAY AND WEAR MASS PRODUCED CHINESE SHIT . WOMEN LOVE CA CLOTHING ON GUYS AND MEN LOVE CA CLOTHING ON GIRLS MY PROFITS ALSO SAY TO ME THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO LOVE HOW COLOURFULL AND COOL THE CLOTHING IS AND THEY LOVE THE BLING FACTOR ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER . WATCH ED HARDY AROUND THE WORLD GO DOWN AND CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER GO UP THIS I PROMISE YOU . WHO IS GOING TO BUY A SHIRT WITHOUT A DESIGNER NAME ON IT FOR THAT PRICE ED HARDY WILL REGRET THIS LATER . SO FUCK ALL YOU HATERS OF CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER OUT THERE YOUR JUST JELIOUS BECAUSE WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE WEARING IT THEY LOOK BETTER THAN YOU . LOOK AT LV AND GUCCI SAME PRINT SO TACKY AND WAY OVERPRICED WHY DONT YOU GO ATTACK THOSE BRAND YOU LIFELESS MUPPETS . CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER ROCKS *LOOKS AT WALLET* BYE JELIOUS BITCHES

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