T-Pain in a Heated Battle with Auto -Tune Maker

| July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

T_PainT-Pain performing on NBC’s “Today” Show at Rockefeller Center in NYC on July 1, 2011

After what was once a profitable relationship between rapper/producer T-Pain and auto-tune makers Antares Technologies, T-Pain is now suing the company over his associations with their “auto-tune” effect.

T-Pain, born Faheem Najm, ended his endorsement with Antares in June and formed a new company with Izotope to promote his own line of audio effects called “The T-Pain Effect”.

On Monday (July 25), T-Pain filed the lawsuit against Antares claiming they continue to use his image and name to promote their own products to third parties without his permission.  This could confuse consumers and potentially damage sales for his products including a new piece being produced called the “I Am T-Pain Mic.”

He’s seeking at least $1 million in damages, an injunction that would prohibit the audio company from using or connecting him to their auto-tune products and an account of all sales related to Antares’ infringing products.

Source: AP

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