Bruce Lee's Daughter Sues Fast Food Chain For Using Father’s Image (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee has sued a popular Chinese fast food chain, Real Kungfu for using her legendary father’s image in their logo. In the lawsuit, Shannon reportedly asked the fast food chain to clarify that their logo has no connection to Bruce Lee for 90 consecutive days, and pay 210 million yuan in damages (USD 30 million).
Real Kungfu, the Guangzhou-based fast food chain, founded in 1990 and has around 600 outlets across China however argues that the local authorities approved its use of the logo.
In a statement, the restaurant said,
"The Real Kungfu chain's logo is one that the company had applied for and obtained after a rigorous screening by the national trademark agency, we have already been using this for 15 years.
"We are baffled that after so many years we are now being sued, and we are currently energetically studying the case and preparing our response," the company said in a statement posted on China's Weibo platform.
Recently, Shannon also spoke out against Lee's portrayal in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", saying it had made a "mockery" of her father.
Slamming Quentin Tarantino for her father’s portrayal in "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" which Shannon Lee says, depicts Bruce Lee as an "arrogant a**hole who was full of hot air", she told Variety,
“He could shut up about it. That would be really nice. Or he could apologize or he could say, ‘I don’t really know what Bruce Lee was like. I just wrote it for my movie. But that shouldn’t be taken as how he really was’’ Lee’s daughter said.