In the continuous quest to find something that could make internet icon Grumpy Cat smile, we now know that lawsuit victories won’t quite cut it.
The popular feline, also known as Tardar Sauce, was at the center of a trademark lawsuit between Grumpy Cat LLC and Grenade Beverage company. Grenade had been allowed to use the cat’s image and likeness for a special cappuccino product, according to Business Insider. However, the coffee company went too far when they decided to also package coffee grounds with Tardar’s face on it.
The complaints were originally filed in 2015, and were finally ruled on by an Orange County, CA judge earlier this week. The original suit said that Grenade’s “despicable conduct here has actually given Grumpy Cat and her owners something to be grumpy about.” Talk about savage.
You’d think that Tardar Sauce would be happy to know that this lawsuit is finally out of her fur. However, Grumpy Cat apparently still looks like this:
Photo: Paul Anderson//Flickr
Ah, well. Guess the search for something to make this grouchy feline smile continues.