Charlie Sheen is challenging veteran entertainer Jimmy Buffett's attempts to create a drink called Tiger Blood - the actor has filed his own trademark application to take ownership of the phrase he coined last month (11).
The star became known for his use of terms like, "Duh, winning", as he engaged in a war of words with producers behind his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men earlier this year (11) and he famously boasted in TV interviews that tiger blood runs through his veins.
Bosses at Buffett's company, Margaritaville Enterprises Llc, decided to try and cash in on Sheen's rants and antics by proposing formal plans for a Tiger Blood tipple for use in vodka.
But Sheen is trying to prevent others from benefiting from his publicity and his representatives at associated firm Hyro-gliff have now filed their own trademark documents to gain the right to the name, after learning of Buffett's idea in March (11).
"Tiger blood" is among 22 of Sheen's most famous quotes and catchphrases the actor is seeking to protect, including, "Duh, winning" and "rock star from Mars". The actor wants to use the quotes for potential projects including clothing, food, drinks and video games.
He also wants to own the sole rights to his name and signature, as well as the nickname for his Los Angeles home, "Sober Valley Lodge", and "Sheen's Goddesses" - a term he coined to refer to his live-in girlfriends.