In an article from The Hollywood Reporter this afternoon, we learned that Lionsgate has filed a lawsuit against Yagoozon, a company who is selling a copy of the infamous Mockingjay pin and hasn’t paid the company properly for its use of the logo.
According to the 160-page complaint — full of colorful pictures and trademark applications — Lionsgate has licensed to third parties the rights to sell various items and merchandise. Among the licensees is the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, which sells Hunger Games calendars, card games, action figures, bookmarks, board games, bags, watches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and, yes, a replica of the Mockingjay Pin.
The lawsuit says that in March and April 2012, the defendants attempted to purchase merchandise from NECA, which refused the request.
… Lionsgate says that it then learned that the defendants were offering counterfeit Hunger Games merchandise for sale online. The pin appears to have been put up for sale on Amazon.com, which has recently caught studio attention.
To see an example of the pin that was being sold as a counterfeit item, you can check out the rest of the article at The Hollywood Reporter.