Glenn Danzig Suing Jerry Only Over Misfits Rights

Singer claims the bassist registered trademarks for everything Misfits-related behind his back.

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Former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig is suing the band's bassist Jerry Only, claiming Jerry had registered trademarks for everything Misfits-related behind his back.

As Re-Tox reports, Danzig claims Jerry broke the 1994 contract in which the group agreed to share ownership of all Misfits trademarks.

"Caiafa has purposefully led merchandisers, including Hot Topic, to believe that they are legally bound not to accept licenses to exploit the Marks from Danzig or his designees, and Caiafa continues to do so," the complaint reads.

"Caiafa's misrepresentations have proximately caused injury to Danzig by causing merchandisers not to do business with him, and have deceived consumers as to the source of merchandise bearing the Marks, because the vast majority of the Misfits fans associate the Marks with the 1977-1983 classic Misfits era when Danzig was the creative heart of the Misfits, and not with Caiafa's imitation Misfits.

"Caiafa's false advertising and misrepresentations to merchandisers and consumers have caused Danzig to suffer damages in excess of $75,000, plus interest at the legal rate. Caiafa's aforementioned conduct was done with the intention to deprive Danzig of property and legal rights and otherwise to cause injury, and was despicable conduct that subjected Danzig to cruel and unjust hardship in conscious disregard of his rights, so as to justify an award of exemplary and punitive damages.

"The exact amount of money due from Caiafa is unknown to Danzig and can only be ascertained through an accounting. Danzig seeks an order from this Court directing Caiafa to provide him with an accounting and payment of the amount due as a result of the accounting, plus interest," the lawsuit concludes.

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    *sigh And here I was patiently waiting for a misfits reunion
    The headline made it look like it was about music, turns out it's just a fight over money for skull t-shirts...
    Man, poor Doyle. He was so hell bent on getting Jerry and Glenn back together to play a few months ago. Then this happens. It'll never happen now but hey, I wasn't holding my breath in the first place. On a side note, good for Glenn. Only is a joke.
    Sewage Rat
    So its taken him 20 years to decide to sue?
    I guess he just recently found out that Jerry was misusing the name. He has been for the last 15 years, though, if you ask me. That kid-friendly christian thing they've got going now doesn't really do it for me. I very much liked the Michale Graves era however.
    I got something to say. Dun Dun! I sued my bandmate today. But really. I hate this kind of stuff. Im Big fan of Danzig and Misfits, why can't they just solve their problems and do tour together. Hopefully Doyle can help little bit.