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Pitbull

Sues to Jock Block 'Pit Bull' ...

The Cocktail

5/19/2014 7:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Pitbull doesn't want his fans getting drunk on the wrong vodka recipe ... so he's suing to stop a booze company from slapping his name on their product. 

Pitbull filed a federal lawsuit against E. & J. Winery & New Amsterdam Spirits Company over a vodka recipe they're pushing called "The Pit Bull."

The recipe -- 2 parts New Amsterdam vodka, 1/2 part lime juice, 1/2 part grapefruit juice, 2 parts lemon/lime soda -- might sound delicious ... but in the lawsuit Pitbull claims it's just piggybacking off his name.


The other problem -- the Miami rapper endorses other liquor brands including Voli vodka which also promotes a Pitbull drink.

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According to the suit, New Amsterdam's recipe is confusing the marketplace -- plus, Pitbull's name has been trademarked since 2000.

Pitbull is suing for all profits New Amsterdam makes off his name. He also wants "Pit Bull" removed from the company's website.

Drink responsibly. Or as Pitbull would put it ... drink Voli.

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

These "stars" like Pit Bull and Selena Gomez get big-headed and think they're all that when actually they're nothing but token Mexicans.

72 days ago
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Truth    

OH, SHADDUP DOUCHE... IMMA SURE THE JUDGE WILL RULE "PIT BULL" IS A GENERIC NAME SO CANT BE TRADE MARKED ACROSS THE BOARD. JUST LIKE PIT BULL'S OTHER GENERIC NAME "ASS". #TRUTH!!

72 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

he stole HIS name from a freakin' dog! what an asshat.

72 days ago
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Who-Day    

My dog should sue Pitbull the rapper

72 days ago
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The_incredible_mr_wizard    

This guy is becoming irrelevant very quickly. Like when Rakim sued the Spanish singer over the name. Rakim be rapping at "oldie" concerts at the casino LOL

72 days ago
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Nick Papageorgio    

This is the same guy who did the theme song for Men In Black 3, a movie mostly based on time travel.

I only bring that up because I wish I could go back in time and give Pitbull's dad a condom.

72 days ago
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southsidequeen    

How in the world was he able to trademark the word pitbull. I got a felling he is going to loose. He is still the cutest though.

72 days ago
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cluesarethere    

It's Pit Bull... Two words not Pitbull like in a name. Its named after a fierce dog...

72 days ago
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Skit    

He's the moron that start calling him self a dog breeds name.
Why not change your name to Grey Goose and sue them
Or Bud Light
Or D.J. Orange Juice
Or Doberman
Or M.C. Hulahoop
What the hell is it with these stupid people?

72 days ago
10.

fun1345    

Stupid, I would just say I named the drink after the dog not him dumb ass

72 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

Never heard of him.

72 days ago
12.

MILK    

he should sue his mom for creating a douche bag

72 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

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72 days ago
14.

notalawyer    

He is angry for not getting his percentage...
Nothing to do with protecting anything but his paycheck...

72 days ago
15.

zombie    

Will he also be suing the dog breed Pit Bulls as well? I mean the name is NOT exclusive to him.

72 days ago
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