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Wash Post: Grumpy Cat Wins $710K Ruling in Copyright Case

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Grumpy Cat poses for photos with her owner Tabatha Bundesen in New York in 2014. (Richard Drew/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:00 PM

Sometimes it really pays to be grumpy.

A California federal court jury just awarded Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Ariz., $710,000 in a copyright case against a beverage company, The Washington Post reported.

Grumpy Cat – real name Tardar Sauce – became famous in 2012 after pictures of the sour puss pussycat went viral, spawning hundreds of hilarious memes.

The following year, a company called Grenade Beverage snagged a $150,000 deal to market iced coffee beverages featuring the cat's scowl.

But in 2015, Grenade decided to create a line of "Grumpy Cat Roasted Coffee," which was not part of the deal. Bundesen's company, Grumpy Cat Limited, sued.

After a week-long trial, which Grumpy attended, the jury sided with Bundesen and her cat.

Grumpy's lawyer, David Jonelis, told CourtHouse News that Monday night's verdict was "a complete victory . . . Grumpy Cat feels vindicated and feels the jury reached a just verdict."

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Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Ariz., was awarded $710,000 in a copyright case against a beverage company, according to The Washington Post.
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