The Chicago Cubs are suing a likeness of their mascot

The real Cubs mascot poses with fans outside Wrigley Field in Chicago in this 2012 file photo....

The real Cubs mascot poses with fans outside Wrigley Field in Chicago in this 2012 file photo. (REUTERS)

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The Chicago Cubs are suing their own mascot.

Well, a likeness of their mascot.

The MLB team filed a suit in U.S. District Court on Friday alleging Patrick Weier, along with a handful of others, have been dressing up as “Billy Cub” without the team’s permission, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

The actual name of Chicago’s mascot is “Clark the Cub,” and the team says the aforementioned group is violating trademark agreements by posing as the bear outside Wrigley Field during games. 

What’s more, the suit claims the individuals have been making “rude, profane and derogatory remarks and gesticulations to patrons, ticket holders, fans or other individuals located in the area of Wrigley Field," therefore ruining the team's reputation.

Weier is also accused of turning Clark the Cub’s image into a bar brawlin’ mascot after a video appearing to show him punching a patron went viral online earlier this year. 

The Cubs are seeking reparations for legal fees and the profits the defendants have allegedly made acting as the team’s mascot.


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