March 6th…….

On this date in 1999, the heavy rock band Metallica filed a lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret for trademark infringement, alleging that the women’s lingerie company branded a line of lipstick “Metallica” without the band’s authorisation. Metallica’s hardcore image took another hit the following year when the French perfume maker Guerlain issued a special edition vanilla-based “Metallica” fragrance. The band slapped Guerlain with an infringement suit in December of 2000.

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