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Amy says in her lawsuit that in 2008 she performed her own version of “Remind Me” at a songwriting workshop in Nashville and that Charles DuBois, one of the work shop advisers, took the song from her and made it into a collaboration with Brad and Carrie. Amy says that the hook, melody and certain phrases are the same in both her version and Brad and Carrie’s version. Charles claims that Amy has to sign a consent agreement when participating in the workshop, which forfeits her rights to sue for trademark infringement.
In court documents, Carrie and Brad have denied any wrongful doing:
“Defendants (Paisley and Underwood) deny any wrongful conduct, omissions, infringement or any other activities alleged by Plaintiff in this District or elsewhere or that they are liable to the Plaintiff for any claims.”
We will have to wait and see how this turns out in court. Our guess is an easy settlement will make it go away so the superstars don’t have to find themselves in court.