Grumpy Cat wins €571k over coffee company's copyright breach

Grumpy Cat visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center

Getty Images SHARE

Tardar Sauce became an internet celebrity back in 2012 when the brother of the cat's owner posted images of her grumpy facial expression on reddit. The owners and Grenade agreed to only allow the cat's face to appear on iced coffee beverage packaging.

On Monday, Grumpy Cat and her owner Tabatha Bundesen were awarded $710,001 in court.

Courthouse news reports that Grumpy Cat herself was not present during closing arguments, but she did make a brief appearance during the trial.

Alex Azar confirmed to lead HHS
Azar attended Parkside High School in Wicomico County and his family also runs the Azar Eye Institute in Salisbury. Azar is taking the helm at HHS well into the administration's efforts to hobble the Affordable Care Act. "Mr.

Nick and Paul Sandford, the owners of Grenade, entered into a licensing deal with Grumpy Cat Limited several years ago to sell a line of branded iced coffee called "Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino".

Grumpy Cat will forever be remembered as one of the most famous memes of all time.

Grumpy Cat's face has since been printed on fan merchandise like shirts, mugs, and phone cases, on ads for cat food company Friskies, and immortalised as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in major cities like London, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Grenade then counter-sued arguing that Grumpy Cat Limited didn't fulfil its side of the deal by promoting Grenade on social media. The movie was rumored to have actors such as Will Ferrell and Jack Black but it never happened.

Samsung Insists They Are Still The Top Smartphone Company In India
As per GfK data, which is based on actual sales, Samsung's volume market share in the October-December 2014 quarter was 34.3%. The Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings has offered smartphones at Dollars 10 per unit, making it the top mobile phone vendor.

She also has 1.42 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and nearly nine million likes on Facebook. But the only movie Grumpy Cat has ever starred in was "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas", which was made for the Lifetime Network and earned a dismal 5.1 out of 10 stars on IMDb.

Two years after the original suit was filed, a California jury sided with the owner of the cat behind what might be the world's most universally recognized meme. The cat's lawyer, however, noted that "Grumpy Cat feels vindicated and feels the jury reached a just verdict".

Meehan: Former staffer that was paid settlement claim was his 'soul mate'
Tom Wolf , have called for Meehan to resign and protesters have gathered outside his Pennsylvania offices demanding he step down. Meehan told the Inquirer that he would repay the settlement if the House Ethics Committee finds that he did harass the staffer.

Latest News