The Jan. 2 filing said the band admitted to breaching the agreement and infringing the trademarks, and agreed to stop using the “Goodyear” name, Goodyear’s blimp design, and Goodyear’s winged-foot logo.
Goodyear said in its complaint that the band first agreed to stop using the name in 2001 or 2002 but didn’t adhere to the agreement, which led to a 2007 settlement. Goodyear sued the Pimps in October, saying the band had again restarted using the name and Goodyear’s logos on clothing, hats, and other merchandise.
Neal & McDevitt and Wood, Herron & Evans LLP represented Goodyear. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP represented the band.
The case is Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Good Year Pimps, N.D. Ill., No. 3:19-cv-50276, 1/2/20.