Grumpy Cat receives $710,000 in settlement. Photography by ©Credit | Getty Images.
Grumpy Cat receives $710,000 in settlement. Photography by ©Credit | Getty Images.

Grumpy Cat Limited Wins Legal Settlement

A copyright issue had the Grumpy Cat company feeling downright grumpy themselves. Now they've received $710,000 in settlement against a beverage company called Grenade. So, what exactly did Grenade do to cause this lawsuit?

Grumpy Cat Limited, the company that owns the rights to social media darling Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce), recently won a copyright lawsuit against a beverage company called Grenade.

Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona, who owns both Grumpy Cat the cat and Grumpy Cat the company, filed the lawsuit when Grenade, which had a licensing agreement to sell “Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino,” began selling additional products with Grumpy Cat’s likeness that were not included in the original deal.

The attorney for Grumpy Cat Limited said the company “feels vindicated and feels the jury reached a just verdict.”

Thumbnail: Photography by ©Credit | Getty Images.

Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at

Editor’s note: This article appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? Subscribe now to get Catster magazine delivered straight to you

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