Cubs sue fake mascot

The Chicago Cubs filed a lawsuit Friday against a group of people who have allegedly been wearing a fake Cubs mascot outfit around Wrigley Field.

The Cubs claim the mascot has charged fans for photos and has participated in other “unsavory actions” near the ballpark. In April, a video surfaced online of the fake mascot punching a man at a bar in Wrigleyville.The Cubs filed the suit against John Paul Weier, Patrick Weier and three unnamed individuals who they claim have dressed up and lead fans to believe that they were affiliated with the team, when in fact they were not.

The mascot is a bear wearing a Cubs jersey and Cubs hat. It’s name on the jersey is “Billy Cub.”

According to the lawsuit, John Paul Weier has been promoting the Billy Cub character through websites and social media accounts and he has sold merchandise related to the fake mascot.

The suit charges the Weiers with trademark infringement, deceptive trade practices, injury to the Cubs’ reputation and unfair competition.

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