Katy Perry's lawyers have threatened to sue a businessman in Florida after he began selling models of the 'left shark' that danced with the pop star during her Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (01Feb15).
The Teenage Dream hitmaker wowed audiences with her larger than life performance at the football game, which included performing with two dancers dressed as blue sharks.
The 'left shark', which was seen dancing awkwardly with Perry, became an overnight online sensation and Orlando-based sculptor Fernando Sosa decided to cash in on its popularity by casting a 3D figure in its likeness and selling it online.
According to CNN.com, Sosa's Left Shark figure was put up for sale on his website for $24.99 , but on Wednesday (04Feb15), he was hit by a cease and desist letter from Perry's lawyers.
The document, which was posted by Sosa on his Instagram.com page, reads: "Our client (Perry) recently has learned that you have been involved in the manufacture, sale, marketing and distribution of merchandise featuring a shark sculpture which embodies and uses the Super Bowl halftime show, and that you have displayed this product on your website, in connection with such sale and distribution."
Perry's lawyers demanded that Sosa stop selling the sharks and turn over any products he had in his possession.