Danzig Sues
Over Misfits Logo

The rights to the iconic Misfits logo will be contested in court following Glenn Danzig’s recent filing of a suit against his former bandmate Jerry Only.

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Golden Gods Awards, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, Calif.

Danzig’s suit claims Only misappropriated the band’s trademarks, re-registered them under his own name, and cheated Danzig out of royalties and merchandising deals, the Guardian reported.

And once Only controlled the trademarks, he “secretly” negotiated deals with retailers and threatened to cancel deals if the retailers alerted Danzig, the suit adds.

The band allegedly has a contract from 1994 in which they agreed to share ownership of the marks. Misfits disbanded in 1983.

After a legal battle with Danzig, Only formed a new version of the band in the mid ’90s and has performed and toured in the years since. Only has yet to respond to the suit.