"The breach of contract is clear," said Gregory Bodell of Kozberg & Bodell.
and its owners have not properly cancelled the license and they are exploiting the Rusty brand."
The suit comes less than two months after La Jolla Group
, which was not named in the suit, was granted a long-term license from Rdot
to create the North American apparel line.
But according to Bodell
never properly cancelled C&C's license, which was signed with the brand's founder Rusty Preisendorfer in 1989, and had a term of 40 years.
, said Bodell
, cancelled the license based on a term not specified by the original agreement.
...As for the latest suit, said Bodell, C&C intends to regain the rights to the license, or reap the profits they would have earned during the remaining 20 years of the agreement.