After a frutiful partnership with "Autotune" makers, Antares Technologies, that ended in June, T-Pain is now suing the company for continuing to use his likeness and image in marketing its products. The rapper/producer also claims that the audio company licensed his name and image to third parties to promote their own products without his permission.
T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm, ended the endorsement with Antares and formed his own company with Izotope to create a line of audio effects called "The T-Pain Effect" as well as an upcoming "I Am T-Pain Mic." He filed the lawsuit Monday in the United States District Court of Northern District of California claiming the above and that their violation could confuse consumers and potentially damage sales for his products.
He's seeking at least $1 million in damages, an account of all sales related to Antares' infringing products and an injunction that would prohibit the audio company from using or connecting him to their "Autotune" products.
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