A lawsuit targeting a Frisco-based sports and comedy entertainment group and two other entities for alleged copyright infringement came to a close last month, according to Sherman federal court records.
Plaintiff and Missouri resident Adam Crask entered a voluntary dismissal without prejudice notice into his suit against Dude Perfect, LLC; The Integer Group, LLC and Pringles, LLC on Aug. 31.
Crask, professionally known as Skyy Stylez, sued the trio for using a song titled “Going Bananas” in a nationwide advertising campaign promote Pringles products without his permission. He filed the suit in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas on Aug. 17.
According to Crask, Dude Perfect posted three videos containing portions of “Go Bananas” in early 2014. The group, which is famous for trick shots and a variety of sports related stunts with an emphasis on social media and viral videos, then teamed up with Integer and Pringles to launch the campaign called Pringles FlavorSlam with plans to “drive a ten percent increase in sales of Pringles’ products by appealing to the mass public” during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, the suit claimed.
Crask further asserted that Integer and Pringles both uploaded videos using certain portions of “Go Bananas”, stating the former went on to win “a myriad of awards” as a result of the success of the Pringles FlavorSlam campaign.
Each defendant did not provide an original answer to Crask’s allegations, per Sherman federal court records.
The notice says the parties are to bear their own attorney’s fees and costs.
Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 4:15-CV-558