Today’s crazy morning news, outside of the usual political happenings, comes from California (shocker, right?).

A jury has awarded Grumpy Cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen, $700,000 for the use of the cat’s image, the Associated Press reported.

Bundesen had originally signed an agreement for Grumpy Cat to endorse “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” produced by a company called Grenade. The people who own the coffee company, however, used Grumpy Cat’s image to promote “Grumpy Cat Roasted Coffee,” which was unauthorized by Bundesen.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“Ironically, while the world-famous feline Grumpy Cat and her valuable brand are most often invoked in a tongue-and-cheek fashion, Defendants’ despicable misconduct here has actually given Grumpy Cat and her owners something to be grumpy about,” the complaint stated.

Grumpy Cat Limited also claimed that Grenade was also selling unauthorized Grumppuccino T-shirts which “blatantly infringe on the Grumpy Cat copyrights and Grumpy Cat trademarks” without sharing the profits and that the beverage company wasn’t paying the agreed-upon percentage of profits from the iced coffee.

Grenade then fired back with a countersuit in which it claimed that Grumpy Cat didn’t hold up its end the deal, which was to promote the iced coffee.

Once the jury came back with the decision, the cat’s attorney made a rather (hilarious) statement:

“Grumpy Cat feels vindicated and feels the jury reached a just verdict,” said David Jonelis, the attorney for Grumpy Cat Limited, according to Courthouse News. The cat frowned.

People’s reactions to the news were mixed. After all, a cat did just win three-quarters of a million dollars.

Make sure you at least spread it out over the rest of your nine lives!

If she cracks a smile, it’ll be a MIRACLE.

Grumpy Cat does it again.

Ain’t that the truth?


You’re one of those technical people, aren’t you? Just let the cat have a moment of glory.

In case you haven’t noticed, that’s just her face.

One where a cat is doing better than a bunch of us combined.

You don’t own a cat with resting b**ch face.


This is real life.

You know this is how the cat is every night.

Wouldn’t that be entertaining?


Don’t. Touch. The. MONEY.

Imagine how rich Grumpy Cat would be if she won THAT copyright case.

We’re all dancing.

Because they need coffee and Grumpy Cat is BADA**.


Flipping the script. NICE.

I’m sure there will be people, like me, who would LOVE to try it.