Supreme is unfairly suing Married to the MOB

May 01, 2013 @ 22:07:30 PM
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Supreme is suing Married to the MOB for their parody tee "Supreme Bitch" after James sold it in Union NY 10 years ago... The greed is deep 
http://mttmnyc.com/blogs/mob-blog/7790365-supreme-bitchiness-a-statement-from-leah-mcsweeney-about-being-sued 


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May 02, 2013 @ 03:19:52 AM
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I thought the founder of MTTM worked for Supreme at some point? Shit's sus.

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May 02, 2013 @ 07:49:56 AM
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I thought the founder of MTTM worked for Supreme at some point? Shit's sus.
They did, and at the time, Jebbia pretty much gave them the go ahead to make "Supreme Bitch" happen

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May 02, 2013 @ 16:53:10 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
I thought the founder of MTTM worked for Supreme at some point? Shit's sus.
They did, and at the time, Jebbia pretty much gave them the go ahead to make "Supreme Bitch" happen
Jebbia said he thought it was gonna be a one off that's why he gave the blessing back then. MTTB went on and built their brand with it. Jebbia is smart to let them grow, then sue them. Pretty much on with Jebbia in this.

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May 02, 2013 @ 17:54:39 PM
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fuck MTTM hang off Supremes Coat tails and trying to ride it.

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May 02, 2013 @ 18:16:17 PM
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hope supreme wins,
i hate that supreme bitch knockoff shit
although supreme is wack too now
May 02, 2013 @ 18:42:21 PM
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document breakdown here....shit is fucked up. especially when James doesnt have a trademark on the Box Logo (which is admited is a rip-off in document) smh. bad day for 'premehttp://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/supreme-court-the-12-greatest-moments-of-supremes-legal-battle-with-leah-mcsweeney/

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May 02, 2013 @ 20:18:45 PM
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I don't know much of Supreme's background, have they ever tried to copyright the box logo design?

I understand the point of the people who will inevitably bring up the Barbara Kruger rip off, but I don't think that's really a fair comparison. Not saying the box logo is totally original or anything, but MTTM is obviously piggybacking off Supreme on that design (Making their anti-misogny statement... Somehow) as Supreme have made the design so iconic in the world of streetwear. And some people love to wear rip off designs of something they want but can't get for one reason or the other, word to 40oz Van.

Supreme, however, I don't think they're trying to piggyback off Kruger necessarily. They spun off designs that have notoriety in the art world and injected it into the streetwear world. MTTM took an idea from the streetwear world and reciprocated it. And, in my personal opinion, made it look fucking obnoxious.
May 03, 2013 @ 02:34:43 AM
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" When McSweeney was just using “Supreme Bitch” as a graphic there didn’t seem to be a problem.  It’s when she filed a Trademark Application that Jebbia took action.  Filing a Trademark Application is tantamount to McSweeney saying she wants to use “Supreme Bitch” as a logo.  She wanted to make it more than a graphic – and make it a mark used to identify her brand.  Knocking-off a brand in good fun is one thing, knocking-off another brand’s logo to use as your own is an entirely different matter."

http://www.missomnimedia.com/2013/05/my-two-cents-supreme-sues-mob-over-supreme-bitch-design/

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May 03, 2013 @ 05:12:11 AM
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" When McSweeney was just using “Supreme Bitch” as a graphic there didn’t seem to be a problem.  It’s when she filed a Trademark Application that Jebbia took action.  Filing a Trademark Application is tantamount to McSweeney saying she wants to use “Supreme Bitch” as a logo.  She wanted to make it more than a graphic – and make it a mark used to identify her brand.  Knocking-off a brand in good fun is one thing, knocking-off another brand’s logo to use as your own is an entirely different matter."

http://www.missomnimedia.com/2013/05/my-two-cents-supreme-sues-mob-over-supreme-bitch-design/
Yeah - and Supreme stole the shit out of their logo from Barbara Kruger, in which she recently made a statement stating "What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers. I make my work


about this kind of sadly foolish farce. I'm waiting for all of them to


sue me for copyright infringement.".

Supreme has gone to fucking hell, and they are corrupting this streetwear market into a clusterfuck of shit. I fucking hate Supreme and all of their hypeboys. Go ahead, dislike this post, I could give less of a shit - when I see you on the sidewalk rocking a stupid fucking colored hoody with a stupid little box graphic that says Supreme, I'll laugh my ass off at you and call you a "HYPE BOY WANNABE". I'm fed up with all these Supreme followers and wearers. Pisses me off to see Supreme suing another company for the EXACT SAME SHIT THEY DID.


I hope to god Barbara Kruger get's involved in this, and sues Supreme AND MOB for millions. She deserves it.
you're obviously an idiot

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May 03, 2013 @ 06:20:51 AM
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how can you think supreme and mob did the same exact thing...

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May 03, 2013 @ 15:09:07 PM
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Supreme's gonna get out of this one well ahead. I don't think they would have filed the suit without a bit of counsel first, and it was definitely in their best interests to move forward.

This girl tried to trademark the shit, claiming parody and 1st amendment to protect her. She's trying to legitimately sell a direct replacement product to the same or parallel market. It's not fair that MTTM can just add a word to the end of something and have it sell. James didn't do that when he ripped from Barbara, and that's where Barbara completely misses the point of the lawsuit when she says "I'm waiting for all of them to sue me for copyright infringement". It's not as simple as "James stole from Barbara, so anyone can steal from James." You have to look at what the copy is, how the trademark is established, what markets are affected, and who benefits in what ways. Barbara is only relevant here if she wanted to sue supreme. I'm sure she doesn't, because then she wouldn't have the credibility as an artist to project those feelings onto Supreme and MTTM, like she did in her .doc

In the end, Leah, James, and Barbara are just trying to preserve what they do. Unfortunately for Leah, it's illegal.
May 03, 2013 @ 17:30:33 PM
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To say that Supreme is unfairly suing is a bit harsh.
They've spent decades putting together timeless pieces, making landmarks in streetwear and icons out of underrated talent.
And they've had all their efforts accrue to their logo.
Their theft recontextualized and brought new meaning to the bold italic oblique futura font that BK made famous and formed a counterculture out of that. Their contribution to streetwear undoubtedly outweighs the cheap appropriation by Married to the Mob, whose only appeal really does piggy back off of the brand image of supreme and Rihanna's co-signage.

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May 04, 2013 @ 00:19:32 AM
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Supreme got inspiration from kruger for their logo, it wasnt a straight rip.
She didnt invent red rectangles, she cant do shit.
Supreme can prolly get away with sueing MTTM since its a straight rip off of their logo

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May 04, 2013 @ 01:17:57 AM
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greed or principle?

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May 04, 2013 @ 03:44:27 AM
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they're becoming the apple of streetwear. just trying to dominate the game and crush every other brand.  so hypocritical, like other people said, their logo is copied off another artists idea. and its not like other clothing brands used that box logo style and put it on their shirts

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May 04, 2013 @ 22:01:09 PM
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^ As much as I like Supreme, I don't completely understand the point of singling out one specific brand and suing them for something that a lot of brands have been doing for years now. It's not like they own the rights to the box logo anyways...

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^ As much as I like Supreme, I don't completely understand the point of singling out one specific brand and suing them for something that a lot of brands have been doing for years now. It's not like they own the rights to the box logo anyways...
You got to figure they're just trying to make an example out of a brand people know to deter others from doing it.
May 06, 2013 @ 02:47:21 AM
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Thats ridiculous how can you sue for giving the blessings of using the logo later and then sue them... Bitch move!!

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May 08, 2013 @ 14:00:33 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Supreme got inspiration from kruger for their logo, it wasnt a straight rip.
She didnt invent red rectangles, she cant do shit.
Supreme can prolly get away with sueing MTTM since its a straight rip off of their logo
exactly
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