Grumpy Cat wins $710,000 payout in copyright Claim

Grumpy Cat , also known as Tardar Sauce, is one of the longest lasting memes the Internet has ever seen. She took us all by storm with her adorable glare and imposing, “NO” response to everything. We have all,  at one point or another, shared a Grumpy Cat meme and many of us probably shared the original because it was just too darn cute not to share.On September 22, 2012, the owners of the adorable Tardar Sauce saw their cat skyrocket to stardom and she has been going strong ever since. Grumpy Cat helps announce the third annual  ‘The Friskies’ awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year during VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center In June. Thanks to licensing deals and appearance fees, Grumpy Cat and her owners have turned her Internet fame into nearly $100  million in earnings over the past two years. Grumpy Cat helps announce the third annual ‘The Friskies’ awards for the best  Internet cat videos of the year during VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center In June. Thanks to licensing deals and appearance fees, Grumpy Cat and her owners have turned her Internet fame into nearly $100 million in earnings over the past two years.

Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of US coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image. The company only had rights to use the cat to sell its “Grumppuccino” iced drink, but sold other Grumpy products.

The cat, real name Tardar Sauce, went viral in 2012 after photographs of her sour expression emerged online.

Originally posted on the social website Reddit by the brother of the cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen, the image of the cat quickly spread as a meme with funny text captions.

In 2013 Grenade Beverage, owned by father and son Nick and Paul Sandford, struck a $150,000 deal to market iced coffee beverages with the cat’s scowl on its packaging.

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