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Hatmehit - Unpaid Royalties

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Unpaid Royalties

Case description: As the plaintiff, Hatmehit sued a company that sells coffee for using her image in their logo without her permission. She demanded a million dollars in damages for unpaid royalties.

Case status: The defendant, the coffee company, proved to the court that the mermaid they use in their logo is actually the Yoruban goddess Yemaya, and not Hatmehit. It is unknown whether Yemaya will also sue for royalties now that this has been disclosed.

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