Kenny Chesney is headed to court, but it has nothing to do with music. The singer is suing T&M Enterprises for using his trademarked logo of a guitar leaning against a palm tree to sell branded merchandise. According to The Tennessean, in 2013 the company was contacted by Kenny and agreed to stop producing the merchandise featuring Kenny’s logo, however it appears they forgot.
“We believed we had an equitable settlement in place,” a statement from a Chesney spokesman said. “As time has passed, we realized that, in fact, the defendant had no intention of honoring the agreement. Regrettably, we were forced into taking further legal action. The details of our complaint are provided in the lawsuit filed in Nashville.”
The suit seeks unspecified damages and asks T&M to stop making the merchandise.
Kenny’s trademarked logo is used on everything from album covers, t-shirts, guitar picks, and more.