Grumpy Cat (real name: Tardar Sauce) was awarded $710,000 in a copyright case by a California federal court this week. According to The Chicago Tribune, Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of the coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat's image. The company only had rights to use the cat to sell its "Grumppuccino" iced drinks, but sold other products featuring the feline's sour expression as well.
Grumpy Cat herself made a brief appearance during the January trial, but was not present for the verdict. Her owner Tabatha Bundesen quit her waitressing job Red Lobster back in 2012 after the feline went viral. Grumpy Cat Limited, which produces various items bearing the cat's likeness, is believed to have made anywhere from $1 million to $100 million so far.
Source: Chicago Tribune