Anthrax sued for $1M over Hanukkah sweatshirt
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Anthrax sued for $1M over Hanukkah sweatshirt

Detroit artist and businessman claims he made original design in 2012, sues heavy metal band

Ugly Hanukkah Sweatshirt by heavy metal band Anthrax (screen capture: Rockabilia.com)
Ugly Hanukkah Sweatshirt by heavy metal band Anthrax (screen capture: Rockabilia.com)

The 1980s heavy metal band Anthrax is being sued for copyright infringement over the Ugly Hanukkah Sweater.

A Detroit artist and businessman, Aaron Cummins, filed a $1-million lawsuit in the US District Court, claiming he made the original design in 2012 and registered it with the US Copyright Office in 2013, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.

Anthrax, the Rockabilia website and the merchandising company Global Merchandising Services are named in the suit, according to the newspaper.

The blue-and-white sweatshirt features dreidels, menorahs and Stars of David, the words “Happy Hanukkah” and the Anthrax logo bracketed by Stars of David. They have been sold on Rockabilia since November of last year; the sweatshirts cost $28.99.

According to the website, the sweatshirts are designed by Axl Rosenberg of MetalSucks.

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