Kanye West’s tee is a fashion don’t. Someone else owns ‘White Lives Matter’ trademark, says Kanye West A rapper is trying to sell “White Lives Matter” music trademark to a high-profile retailer.
The rapper’s white-rights slogan, which he chose during an interview on “The Breakfast Club,” is a fashion don’t. Someone else owns “White Lives Matter” trademark, a suit said.
The rapper’s white-rights trademark is valid in the U.S., but his logo is a design don’t.
“The first thing we do is we sit down with the lawyer that specializes in all these types of design issues,” said Andy Cohen, CNN’s senior media critic. “We say, ‘This is what we want. Please tell us how we’re going to do it.’”
The suit alleges that Kanye’s trademark was used without authorization and is a copyright infringement. It is seeking a court order enjoining the rapper from using it, and unspecified damages.
The suit says the rapper’s logo and slogan were used by a company, and that the trademark was filed by a third-party, according to CNN’s suit.
The suit alleges that the rapper began using his trademark “White Lives Matter” in April.
West has been criticized for his past statements about white people; he was once criticized for saying he’d “like the n-word to stop being in the dictionary, because it should be in the dictionary,” according to a tweet.
West has apologized, saying he misspoke.
The suit also alleges that the logo and slogan were put to use by “an Internet-based company,” and that the trademark was registered by “an individual who purported to be West’s father” instead of by his mother, according to the suit.
CNN’s suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. West has not yet filed a response to the suit.
The suit alleges that West’s trademark was used without authorization.
West’s trademark is valid in the U.S., according to the