Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels Sues Retailers For Trademark Violations
December 30, 2016 at 8:34 AM (PT)
RUN-DMC member DARRYL "DMC" MCDANIELS has filed a $50 million lawsuit accusing AMAZON, WALMART and other retailers of violated federal trademark and NEW YORK competition laws by using the rap group's name on items of clothing, the BBC reports. Among the clothing include T-shirts and hats.
MCDANIELS, owner of the RUN-DMC BRAND company, alleges in a complaint filed in the U.S. DISTRICT COURT in MANHATTAN that the brand was "extremely valuable" and had been legitimately licensed to various manufacturers including ADIDAS, which is the subject of one of RUN-DMC's most iconic songs.
AMAZON and WALMART have yet to respond to the lawsuit.