A New York music-publishing company has sued Papa John’s, the Louisville-based pizza company, alleging unauthorized use of On! On! U of K in a television commercial. In a suit filed March 31 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Bro ‘N Sis Music Inc. claimed that Papa John’s did not seek or obtain a license to use the song. Further complicating the issue Monday, UK spokesman Jay Blanton said it is UK’s “belief” that the university has “exclusive proprietary rights” to the fight song.
Hat tip to Aaron’s UK Basketball Blog.