“Cheech and Chong” star Cheech Marin has slapped a New Jersey coffee company with a federal lawsuit, demanding an injunction against them.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Richard “Cheech” Marin has filed suit against Steven Chiocchi and his company Cheech’s Own, LLC. His company, Koo Boo Banana, is also a plaintiff to the lawsuit.
The complaint states, “Over the course of fifty years, Richard “Cheech” Marin has enjoyed renown as one of the world’s most famous comedians. Both his name and likeness are instantly recognizable in media and popular culture. Originally known as half of the nationally and internationally famous comic duo, “Cheech & Chong,”Both with Tommy Chong and individually, performing as “Cheech,” Plaintiff has continuously been in the public eye since at least 1971.”
The suit continues, “He is known as a writer, voice-over artist and aficionado of fine arts (with a focus on Chicano Art), certain beverages, and, of course, cannabis and THC products (often associated with his early “stoner” comedy)."