TAMPA, Fla. – September 7, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Holland & Knight has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Federal District Court in Tampa today on behalf of client Baby Boomer Headquarters against J Jargon Company, the Florida-based production company of Menopause the Musical, the popular musical production that has been seen worldwide by an audience of more than 40 million viewers to date.
The lawsuit brings an action against Menopause the Musical asserting that the musical has copied the “Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam” in its programs, which are distributed at all performances, without knowledge or permission from the author, John Thornton. Thornton, the one-man personality behind Baby Boomer’s Headquarters, says, “We wrote the Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam years ago. It’s a big success and I’m sure that Menopause the Musical fans enjoyed reading and answering its questions. But the musical shouldn’t have reproduced it under a different name in the program without our permission. They would not like anyone copying their play.”
“The suit seeks potentially millions in damages if Menopause the Musical’s boast on their website of 40 million viewers is accurate,” said Bill Hamilton, the Holland & Knight partner handling the lawsuit for Thornton. “The suit asks the musical’s production company to honor and compensate the intellectual property rights of our client. The production company, which has made millions of dollars producing the musical around the world, must now face the music of the Baby Boomer Headquarters’ copyright infringement lawsuit.”
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