In this case, imitation is not flattery!
According to REVOLT, one of the members of the iconic Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, is not pleased with recent attempts to sell counterfeit merchandise promoting the group.
RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, claims that an e-commerce business that could potentially be operating from China, is behind the sales of products embedded with the Wu-Tang Clan logo. Additionally, he alleges that other companies are using the group’s trademarks to reel in fans looking for authentic memorabilia.
The emcee currently seeks $2 million for “each and every” use of Wu-Tang trademarks and aims to block any further sales of fake products.
He is also calling for e-commerce companies including AliExpress, Amazon, and eBay to ban all promotions of the merchandise that’s in question.
“Many defendants also deceive unknowing consumers by using the Wu-Tang Clan trademarks without authorization within the content, text, and/or meta tags of their e-commerce stores to attract various search engines crawling the internet looking for e-commerce stores relevant to consumer searches for Wu-Tang Clan products,” read the documents. “Other e-commerce stores operating under the Seller Aliases omit using the Wu-Tang Clan Trademarks in the item title to evade enforcement efforts while using strategic item titles and descriptions that will trigger their listings when consumers are searching for Wu-Tang Clan products.”
Keeping The Wu-Tang Name On Lock
According to REVOLT, he sent a cease-and-desist to The Game, for “Heartbreaker,” a song that he produced that ended up as a feature on a mixtape.