According to recent reports, Glenn Danzig is suing Misfits bassist Jerry Only for breach of contract (among other things), after learning that he cut a highly lucrative, under-the-table merchandising deal with Hot Topic.
The band’s former frontman claims Only re-registered trademarks for everything Misfits-related in 2000 behind his back, misappropriating exclusive ownership over the marks for himself, including the band’s iconic “Fiend Skull” logo, and entering into deals with various merchandisers, including a multi-million dollar deal with Hot Topic.
And in addition to going out of his way to cut Danzig out of any potential profits, Only has even threatened to withhold licensing rights from merchandisers if they did business with the former Misfits frontman at all.
Glenn might be a bit of a douche but I think he just might be in the right here. Come on Jerry, Glenn deserves some of the profits from all those Misfits sock and bikini sales!
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