One of the “characters” in the popular History Channel reality-TV program Swamp People has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies accusing them of violating his trademark on several catchphrases, according to The Advocate.
Troy Landry from the Assumption Parish town of Pierre Part filed the suit in federal district court in Lafayette this week against National Cap and Sportswear, Halpern Import Co. and Ripple Junction Design Co. He claims in the suit that in 2010 he trademarked the catchprases “Choot Em,” Tree Shaka,” “Tree Breaka” and other phrases, which he uses to sell apparel through an eponymous production company.
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