a judge has Order Drake and 21 Savage to stop using fakes Fashion cover story to promote their new collaborative album, her loss.
In a ruling on Wednesday 10 November (by billboard), the judge ruled in favor of Fashion Publisher Condé Nast issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the two rappers.Judge finds Condé Nast owns “valid and indisputable” trademarks for Vogue and its logo, while Drake, 21 Savage and communications firm Hiltzik Strategies “produce and distribute” counterfeit Fashion The cover, as well as reproductions of the entire issue, are not authorized by the magazine.
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“Condé Nast has made claims about federal and common law trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition, false endorsement, dilution, [and] false advertising,” the ruling noted. The judge also said Drake and 21’s false Fashion “Confused consumers about the source, sponsorship or endorsement of the magazine”, “misleading consumers into believing that these are true and authentic materials related to Condé Nast and Condé Nast Fashion. ”
Lawyers for Drake and 21 Savage did not return immediately Rolling Stonesrequest for comment, neither did Hiltzik Strategies. Lawyers for Condé Nast also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Drake and 21 Savage tearfully promote their collaborative album her loss with a series of stunts.The two forged a saturday night live Shows and performances appear to be gold bars for fake Colors x Studios promotions.However, their initial promotion – a tampered Fashion Cover — led to a trademark infringement lawsuit by magazine owner Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. (also known as Condé Nast).
In the lawsuit, get Rolling Stones, Condé Nast called the duo’s publicity stunt a “deceptive activity” that wasn’t authorized by the company.fake Fashion Association includes posters and distributes ‘forged issues’ Fashion“In the big cities of North America.
The lawsuit accuses the rapper of knowingly mimicking the propaganda the magazine used in its own promotional campaigns to appear real, adding that the rapper’s social media accounts contained “clearly false statements: ‘My brother and I are on newsstands tomorrow’. On!! Thanks to @voguemagazine and Anna Wintour for their love and support of this historic moment. her loss November 4th.
However, according to the complaint, Fashion and its editor-in-chief Wintour “was not involved in her loss or its promotion, and does not endorse it in any way.Nor did Condé Nast authorize, let alone support, create and widely disseminate counterfeit issues Fashion“
“Public confusion is unmistakable,” the complaint further states, citing some media outlets who believed the story was true and subsequent user comments that suggested it was a cover-up.
At the time of the lawsuit, the defendant’s attorney, Larry Stein, refused Rolling StonesTuesday’s request for comment has not yet reviewed the complaint.Hiltzik Strategies LLC, named as defendants in lawsuit along with Drake and 21 Savage, refused Rolling Stonesrequest for comment.
Condé Nast is seeking at least $4 million in damages. It further seeks punitive damages, along with an end to any trademark infringement.
This story was updated on 11/10/22 at 12:58PM ET, Judge’s decision.
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