The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts called for the dismissal of a lawsuit by the Velvet Underground that claimed the foundation violated the band’s trademark for the banana design Warhol created for an album cover.
The Velvet Underground settled a lawsuit claiming that the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts infringed a trademark for the banana design that appeared on the cover of one of the band’s albums.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Velvet Underground have settled a lawsuit that claimed the foundation violated the band’s trademark for the banana design Warhol created for an album cover, a judge said.
Pop artist Andy Warhol rendered this portrait of a banana in 1967 for The Velvet Underground’s debut record album. Almost half a century later, the rock & roll band is suing the artist’s estate for trademark infringement. The band knows something farmers are increasingly concerned about: bananas need protection.
Lou Reed, the U.S. songwriter and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, is recovering after undergoing a liver transplant last month, the London-based Times said, citing an interview with his musician wife Laurie Anderson.