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Cubs file a lawsuit against a misbehaving fake mascot

Jul 19, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

Clark Clark

Cubs fans, if you thought the team mascot was up to no good after hours, you may have been taken. A group of five, three of which are unnamed, have been named in a lawsuit filed by the Cubs, accusing the group of trademark infringement, injuring the team’s reputation, and unfair competition.

More, via the Associated Press:

The team accuses those behind the fake mascot of demanding tips for photos, making “rude, profane and derogatory remarks and gesticulations,” and punching a man at a bar near the ballpark. The punch, which was caught on video, was posted on YouTube and was widely viewed. The Cubs say fans were confused and thought the official team mascot had thrown the punch instead.

The lawsuit wants the defendants to stop using the character and requests “deliver for destruction” the costume’s components. It also is seeking payment for damages and legal fees.

The Cubs debuted a new mascot earlier this year, pictured above, named Clark. As far as we know, Clark has a clean record.

  1. rickrenteria - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I CANNOT STAND the Cubs new mascot ‘Clark’, but the team has more than a legitimate position here. Those ‘BillyCub’ guy are filthy and harass fans around the ballpark for tips.

  2. jarathen - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    I’ll always love the new mascot because it gave us this the anatomically correct version and then Comcast put it on air.

  3. 1harrypairatesties - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    We need to ditch this thing fast. What a stupid, stupid idea.

  4. ripwarrior - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Why is HBT always a day or two behind other sites posting “news.”

  5. barkleyblows - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Who cares!!! It’s the scrubs!! I mean the cubs.

    Cubs still suck!!!

    • 84cubs - Jul 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Gee how original, “the scrubs”.

  6. johnnydoughhouk - Jul 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    A pantsless pedobear vs. a violent brobear, What a choice.

  7. bbk1000 - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    This guy has been doing this for a long time. Certainly a lot longer than “Clark” has been around.

    They sell jerseys. They sell bear costumes. You wear the two together. It’s been happening for many years.

    I king of like a beer drinking mascot who’s not afraid of throwing hands.

    Pay per view….let him knock out Mr. Met, the Phillie Phanatic…when he is done he can eat a couple of those sausages that run around Milwaukee…it’d be fun the whole family can enjoy….

    • realgone2 - Jul 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Lemme guess you’re 17

      • bbk1000 - Jul 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM

        Let me guess……you’re stupid……more of an observation really…….

  8. jss1330 - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    I guess if your name isn’t Ricketts you can fleece northsiders

  9. jotaesethegeek - Jul 21, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Damage the Cubs reputation? Because it can get worse?

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