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Pitbull Sues Vodka Company For Using ‘Pit Bull’ In Promotions

Pitbull performs at the Barclays Center on December 26, 2013 in New York City.

Pitbull performs at the Barclays Center on December 26, 2013 in New York City.  (2013 Getty Images)

Pitbull wants to make sure that when people drink vodka with his name on it, it’s only his vodka.

The Cuban-American rapper filed a federal lawsuit against E & J Winery and New Amsterdam Spirits Company to stop them from putting his name on their product, TMZ reported.

Pitbull, whose name has been trademarked since 2002, claimed they are piggybacking on his fame to sell the product.

According to the lawsuit, the California-based company is pushing a vodka recipe called “The Pit Bull” – which is a mix of vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice and lemon-lime soda.

The cocktail is featured on both print and online promotional material and Pitbull wants it to stop.

The “Timber” rapper is suing for all the profits made off of his name and for “Pit Bull” be removed from New Amsterdam’s website.

The 33-year-old is owner of Voli Spirits, a low-calorie vodka line, which was recently named in a lawsuit stemming from the death of a man at a Voli promotional event.

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