Gerard Butler Sued Over Name of Production Company

Nov 12, 2010 - LegalZoom News Sources
Gerard Butler Sued Over Name of Production Company

Actor Gerard Butler is being sued for trademark infringement over the name of his production company, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Butler, who has starred in the films "300" and "Law Abiding Citizen," and business partner Alan Siegel named their production company Evil Twins, according to the news provider.

According to the lawsuit, filed recently in federal court in Los Angeles, another company called Evil Twin Productions was started by Kristen Armfield and Harri Mark in 1996. The company has a trademark on the name "Evil Twin," the lawsuit says.

The Evil Twin's website says that the group has worked on promotional television spots for "High School Musical 3," Coldplay's most recent album and the film "The Dark Night."

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that Butler and Siegel announced their production company in March 2008 and since then there has been market confusion.

The plaintiff is seeking either actual damages or $2 million in statutory damages for alleged unfair competition. When reached for comment, Siegel reportedly laughed and told the news provider that he had nothing to say at the time.