Bruce Lee’s daughter slams fast food chain over use of his image

Bruce Lee’s daughter is serving one karate chop of a lawsuit.

Shannon Lee of Bruce Lee Enterprises, which handles the licensing and merchandising of the martial arts master’s image, claims the China restaurant chain Real Kungfu has used a depiction of her father as its logo for 15 years without permission nor has paid for its usage, reported Yahoo! on Friday.

Real Kungfu, which was founded in 1990, states that it has used a depiction of Lee sporting a yellow tracksuit from the 1972 film “Game of Death” in its logo since 2004.

The Guangzhou-based company, which own more than 600 restaurants, claims the image was authorized by Chinese officials.

“The Real Kungfu chain’s logo is one that the company had applied for and obtained after a rigorous screening by the national trademark agency,” read a company statement. “We have already been using this for 15 years.”

Bruce Lee Enterprises is ordering that Real Kungfu immediately remove the image and pay the hefty sum of approximately $30 million.

Earlier this year, Shannon Lee slammed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for his depiction of her dad in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

A scene featuring Bruce Lee — played by Mike Moh — fighting Brad Pitt’s stuntman character, drew criticism from those who knew him best, including his “Game of Death” co-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Chinese American martial artist, actor, director and screenwriter Bruce Lee on the set of his movie Meng Long Guo Jiang (The Way of the Dragon). (Photo by Concord Productions Inc./Golden Harvest Company/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) USA: Bruce Lee in Fists of Fury NGP-Film, 1972. Written and directed by Wei Lo. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
Bruce Lee stars as Chen Zhen, a martial artist investigating the mystery of his teacher's death in The Chinese Connection.
Actor Bruce Lee appears on a poster for the movie 'Way of the Dragon', which he also directed, 1972. The Colosseum is pictured on the bottom right. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
Actor Bruce Lee appears on the poster for the martial arts film 'Fist Of Fury', 1972. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
Chinese American actor Bruce Lee on the set of Tang Shan Da Xiong (Big Boss), written and directed by Wei Lo. (Photo by Golden Harvest Company/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: LONGSTREET - "The Way of the Intercepting Fist" - Season One - 7/19/1971, James Franciscus as Michael Longstreet, is rescued by antique dealer and martial arts expert Li Tsung (Bruce Lee), when he's attacked by three thugs on the street. Mike convinces Li to teach him Jeet Kune Do., (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
Chinese American actor Bruce Lee on the set of Tang Shan Da Xiong (Big Boss), written and directed by Wei Lo. (Photo by Golden Harvest Company/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Bruce Lee plays Chen Zhen in the film The Chinese Connection.
Chinese-American martial arts exponent Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), in a karate stance, early 1970s. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1970: Bruce Lee along with his mother and son Brandon pose for a family snapshot circa 1970 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 04: HERE COME THE BRIDES - "Marriage Chinese Style" 4/9/69 Linda Dangcil, Bruce Lee (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
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“I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super badass who could beat up Bruce Lee,” his daughter told The Wrap in July. “But they didn’t need to treat him in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.”

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