A district judge in El Paso has awarded famed ring announcer Michael Buffer $175,000, after a border radio station failed to respond to a lawsuit charging copyright and trademark infringement, according to a report in El Paso Inc.
In November, the announcer, known for his tux and trademark phrase ?Let?s get ready to rumble,? filed a lawsuit against Juarez radio station XHNZ 107.5.
The international sales of products and services using Buffer?s trademark exceeded $400 million during the past five years, Buffer says in a sworn declaration dated June 10.
He states that the ?rumble? phrase has been licensed to companies for use in a far-flung assortment of products and services, from hot sauce to t-shirts and caps to slot machines.
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