Heavy metal band Anthrax sued for $1M over Ugly Hanukkah Sweatshirt

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — The 1980s heavy metal band Anthrax is being sued for copyright infringement over the Ugly Hanukkah Sweater.

A Detroit artist and businessman, Aaron Cummins, filed a $1 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court, claiming he made the original design in 2012 and registered it with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2013, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.

Anthrax, the Rockabilia website and the merchandising company Global Merchandising Services are named in the suit, according to the newspaper.

The blue and white sweatshirt features dreidels, menorahs and Stars of Davids, the words Happy Hanukkah and the Anthrax logo bracketed by Stars of David. They have been sold on Rockabilia since November; the sweatshirts cost $28.99.

According to the website, the sweatshirts are designed by Axl Rosenberg of MetalSucks.

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