Former Reggae performer Bob Marley created a song entitled “One Love” which was released in 1984. The song became a very big hit after Marley’s passing. Currently, this song is at the center of a big lawsuit filed by Marley’s estate against Raising Cane’s.
Raising Cane’s is a chicken based fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken strips. The franchise is based out of Baton Rouge and has chains all over the U.S. Representatives at Bob Marley’s estate claims that Raising Cane’s has infringed on the use of their trademarked name “One Love” by using it in promotions to sell their food.
Bob Marley’s estate representatives stated that the chicken franchise has tried to deliberately use the “One Love” phrase in their promotions and that the company interfered with Marley company business relationship by confusing and misleading customers with this phrase. Naturally, Raising Cane’s denies these claims.
The fact is that Raising Cane’s was previously given permission to use the phrase over a decade ago. Apparently they have been using the phrase beyond its original intent. Apparently, Raising Cane’s supposedly has the phrase printed on their menus and branding it for promotions that has not been authorized by Marley’s estate.
Raising Cane’s and representatives from Bob Marley’s estate will have to go to court over the matter and both sides are hopeful that a resolution will be reached in their favor.