Glauber Contessoto, the creator of the token based on the Grumpy Cat meme, received an NFT copyright infringement notice.
The letter says that Grumpy Cat Limited, which owns the “sad cat” trademark, did not authorize or consent to the use of the images to promote the digital asset.
Later, Contessoto tweeted about the resolution of all legal issues. According to him, the domain name and hosting have been changed, and the meme token itself uses “original images.”
All legal issues around #GrumpyCat have finally been resolved!
Positive sentiment and momentum within the community is also growing and the chart reflects this! Let’s go 🐈🚀
— Domain and Hosting name changes
— All images are original
— Name of project officially $GrumpyCat https://t.co/HwVHYkWrZW
— SlumDOGE Millionaire (@ProTheDoge) May 22, 2023
After that, the official Grumpy Cat account issued a refutation of his statement. The copyright owner noted that none of the issues have been resolved and the token still violates intellectual property laws.
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 22, 2023
“Don’t believe these scammers and their lies. No legal issues have been resolved. Grumpy Cat Limited will never approve such fraudulent coins,” wrote the creator of the meme.
According to Etherscan, there are approximately 2,904 token holders at the time of writing, with a market cap of $5.45 million.
Recall that in November 2021, the heirs of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien – the author of The Lord of the Rings – won the proceedings against the creator of the JRR Token coin. He was ordered to remove all infringing content and pay legal fees.
In the same month, it became known that a collection of Star Wars stormtrooper helmets in the form of art objects from the Art Wars project was sold as NFT without the knowledge of the artists. Copyright violators managed to earn $ 7 million.
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