'American Idol' sues Texas strip joint

FremantleMedia North America, which owns the popular TV show, has sued in federal court to stop the weekly "Stripper Idol" contest at Palazio Men's Club in Austin. The company also wants to seize Palazio's profits from the amateur stripping contest.

In its lawsuit, FremantleMedia calls "Stripper Idol" a trademark violation that could mislead the public to believe that the TV show sponsors the event, The Dallas Morning News reported in Tuesday editions.

Advertisements for the stripping contest use a logo with a "color scheme, design and font" similar to that of the TV show. Waitresses at the club wear T-shirts emblazoned with the logo, according to the lawsuit. Read more ...


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