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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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