Rappers Drake and 21 Savage have been sued by Conde Nastthe publisher of Vogue magazine, allegedly used the Vogue name without permission to promote their new album, Her Loss.
Condé Nast claimed that musicians Promotional campaignAnd the Including more than 135 million followers on social mediaIt is built “entirely” on the unauthorized use of Vogue’s trademarks and false representations that will appear on Vogue’s next cover, and with the “love and support” of the magazine’s longtime editor, Anna Wintour.
“It’s all wrong. A complaint filed Monday night in federal court in Manhattan said Condé Nast did not state any of it.”
Condé Nast said the defendants also created a fake Vogue issue that was distributed in major metropolitan areas, accompanied by posters mimicking the design of Vogue.
She said the result was “unmistakable” confusion among the public, including the media that promoted Drake and 21 savage Like the “new cover stars” of Vogue magazine.
Larry Stein, the defendants’ attorney, declined to provide immediate comment on Tuesday, and has yet to review the complaint.
Condé Nast, also known as Advance Magazine Publishers Inc, is seeking at least $4m (£3.5m) in damages, or tripling the defendants’ earnings from the “fake” album and magazine. It also wants punitive damages and an end to any trademark infringement.
Its loss has received mixed critical reviews since its release on November 4.
Condé Nast said that since October 31, she has repeatedly tried to resolve her differences with her drakefrom Toronto, and 21 Savage, from Atlanta.
“[The] She said the defendants’ blatant disregard for Condé Nast’s rights left her no choice but to initiate the procedure.
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