Joan Jett“s got her panties in a twist over a brand new line of lingerie — owned by Hot Topic — claiming the risque undie line completely ripped off her “Blackheart” trademark … as well as her style … and now her record label”s out for payback.
Blackheart Records has filed a lawsuit against HT, claiming the rock-n-roll retailer jacked the “Blackheart” trademark for its new Blackheart lingerie line … which advertises itself as “lingerie for girls who rock and roll.”
Jett”s record label insists Blackheart lingerie is blatant trademark infringement — because Jett popularized the term “Blackheart” with her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts … and personally made the rock-and-roll chick thing mainstream.
Blackheart records is now suing for trademark infringement and more, demanding unspecified damages … as well as an injunction blocking any further sale of the lingerie.
Calls to Hot Topic weren”t returned.