Run-DMC Slaps Walmart and Amazon With $50 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Merchandise
Run-DMC has rocked Walmart and Amazon with a whopping $50 million lawsuit for copyright infringement of their brand name.
According to TMZ, the iconic hip-hop group filed a claim against the two big-box retailers for allegedly advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing multiple products with their famous insignia without their permission.
The group alleges that Walmart and Amazon are allowing third-party retailers to sell wares such as hats, T-shirts, eyeglasses, wallets and others products with their “Run-DMC” logo plastered on them.
Run-DMC states in their lawsuit that their logo is highly valuable and referenced their $1.6 million deal with footwear brand Adidas. Reps for Walmart and Amazon had no comment on the matter.
TMZ also posted a gallery of the alleged bootleg items and some of it looks very questionable. You can check them out here.