Dan Henderson Sues Matt Lindland Over Team Quest Ownership

via prommanow.com

There's something about these old Team Quest guys. If they're not clinching someone against the cage, they're in court. Jonathan Snowden broke the story over at SB Nation MMA:

Long time training partners Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland are ready to settle their differences, not in the cage, but in a court of law. In February, Henderson filed suit alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition. The former Pride champion claimed that he and teammate Randy Couture founded Team Quest in 1999 and were using the name a distinct logo before Lindland joined the duo a year later. Although he admits to being aware that Lindland has been using the Team Quest name and logo for a decade continuously, Henderson contends they belong to him - and he wants them back.

Last week Lindland fired back with an answer and counterclaim. Lindland says Henderson was never an owner of Team Quest, rather that Lindland and Couture entered into business together in gym built inside a warehouse located on a used car lot Lindland owned near Portland, Oregon. While Henderson did wear a Team Quest t-shirt to events in Japan, it was Lindland and Couture who built a business selling MMA instruction and apparel, creating a reputation of excellence throughout the MMA world.

There is a lot more interesting stuff in Snowden's article, including that Henderson "requested" to open a Team Quest gym in California which was "approved" by Lindland. 

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