Joan Jett sues Hot Topic for trademark infringement

The rocker takes issue with the retailer’s new Blackheart lingerie line

Rocker Joan Jett is suing the retail chain that she says heartlessly stole her trademark and used it to launch a lingerie line.

Jett is well known for partnering with record producer Kenneth Laguna to create Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in the late 1970s. The band won fame with hits such as “I Love Rock & Roll” and “Bad Reputation.” Following this success, Jett and Laguna subsequently created Blackheart Records Inc., a record label that also sells accessories, clothing and jewelry.

Alanna Byrne

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