Report infringement here
The following names have recently been brought to our attention for using our authorized trademark without permission: Tony Valentine, Marcus Vairco, Jordan Dizon, Billy Dreer, Ray Hammond, Damien and Jerry Henderson.
Like many famous brands, Chippendales is constantly policing its rights by engaging watch services around the world that monitor government filings, trade directories and the Internet for potential infringements. Our most potent weapon against infringers is our loyal fans who continuously report unauthorized performances by dance troupes purporting to be the Chippendales. If you hear of a Chippendales performance not listed on our site at http://www.chippendales.com, it is almost certain to be an imposter. We encourage our fans to report such incidents to us by filling out the above form, calling 516-454-0981, or by mailing the details of such performances to:
4 Expressway Plaza, Suite 218
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
If the information you provide leads to the cancellation of the infringing show, we will provide you with two complimentary tickets during the next year to any one of our authorized productions.
Under its current management, Chippendales has enjoyed a perfect record in every legal proceeding initiated to protect its intellectual property.
Chippendales USA LLC vs. Tony Johnson, aka Tony Valentine, aka, Raymond Hammonds, aka Damien, aka Malibu, aka Billy Dreer, aka Billy Diamond
Civ. No. 99- CV-1154, United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. In 1999, Chippendales obtained injunctive relief against 4 individuals for their unauthorized use of the CHIPPENDALES Mark and Cuffs and Collar Trade Dress. Subsequently two separate contempt proceedings were brought against Ray Hammonds for his continued violation of the court's order. The second claim of contempt was settled after Mr. Hammond provided assurances he would not infringe in the future, and agreed to pay Chippendales monetary damages and to stop all future use of the CHIPPENDALES Mark and the Cuffs and Collar Trade Dress.
Chippendales USA LLC vs. Gold Productions, Inc. and Jerry Henderson
Civ. No. 01-CV-1779, United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Chippendales obtained a permanent injunction against defendant and $100,000 in monetary damages. Defendants were ordered to transfer the domain names (chipendales.com), (chippendales2000.com), and (chippendales2001.com).
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Latins Finest
WIPO Case No. D2003-0980. Respondent's (chippendalesfinest.com) domain name was transferred to Complainant.
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Hollandsch Goed BV
WIPO Case No. D2008-0049 Respondent's (chippendales.nl) domain name was transferred to Complainant.
Chippendales USA LLC vs. D. Deruisseau
Commercial Court of Tongerun in Benelux, 2004. Chippendales obtained an injunction against Defendant for infringement and compensation in the amount of 15,000 Euros.
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Atronic Americas, LLC.
Civ. No. 03-904, United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Chippendales sued a European based slot machine manufacturing company after it distributed Chickendales slot machines featuring dancing chickens wearing an imitation of the Chippendales famous Cuffs and Collar Trade Dress. The case settled based on the phase out of the machine. The settlement also included a monetary payment and the transfer of Defendant's registration for Chickendales in the United States and the European Union.
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Howard E. Ringer d/b/a/ Black Chippendales
Civ. No. 01-CV-01780, United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Defendant's state registration for Black Chippendales was cancelled. Defendant was enjoined from any future use of the CHIPPENDALES Mark, and was ordered to pay statutory damages in the amount of $100,000.
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Innovations
Civ. No. 00-CV-1016, United States District Court, District of Arizona. Defendant was permanently enjoined from using the Chippendales Mark, and ordered to withdraw its pending trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark office.
Chippendales USA, LLC vs. Henry Manfrediz
Civ. No. 00-CV-2703, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Chippendales obtained a permanent injunction against Defendant.