Judges have Ordered Drake and 21 Savage to stop using fakes Magazine cover story to promote their new collaborative album, The loss of her.
In a decision on Wednesday, November 10 (obtained by Billboards) The judge approved Magazine Publisher Condé Nast has issued a preliminary injunction against both rappers. The judge found that Condé Nast had a “valid and indisputable” trademark for Vogue and its logo, and that Drake, 21 Savage and communications company Hiltzik Strategies “created and disseminated” fake images of Magazine The cover, as well as the reproduction of the full issue, without the permission of the magazine.
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“Condé Nast has succeeded in defending its claims for federal trademark infringement and general law, false design of origin and unfair competition, false consent, dissolution. [and] “False advertising.” The judge also said that Drake and the counterfeit of 21 Magazine “Misleading users about the origin, sponsorship or approval” of the magazine “misleads users into believing that these are real and authentic material related to Condé Nast and Magazine. ”
Attorneys for Drake and 21 Savage did not return immediately. Rolling StonesHiltzik’s request for comment was also denied. Condé Nast’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Drake and 21 Savage shed tears promoting their collaborative album. The loss of her With a series of fantasies. Two cheaters Saturday Night Live Performing and starring in what appears to be a gold nugget for the False Colors x Studios promotion. Their first ad though – Doctor Magazine Cover – Leads to a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by the owner of Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. Known as Condé Nast.
In this lawsuit received by Rolling StonesCondé Nast called the couple’s advertisement a “scam campaign” not authorized by the company. Fake Magazine The association includes posters and distributions of “fake issues of Magazine“In big cities across North America.
The scene accuses the rapper of deliberately falsifying a release that the magazine uses in a personal advertising campaign to make it look real, adding that the rapper’s social media account contains a “clear false statement” that I and My brother is at the news desk tomorrow !! Thank you @voguemagazine and Anna Wintour for your love and support on this historic occasion. The loss of her November 4.
However, according to the complaint Magazine And its editorial Wintour “not involved in The loss of her Or its promotion and did not support it in any way. Nor does Condé Nast allow much less support, the creation and widespread dissemination of counterfeit issues. MagazineOr a fake version of one of the most carefully crafted covers in the publishing business in Defendants’ new album promotion service. “
The complaint further states that “the chaos among the public is incomprehensible”, citing a number of media outlets citing the story as true and persistent comments of consumers who believe it to be true.
At the time of filing the lawsuit, Larry Stein, the defendant’s lawyer, denied Rolling StonesHis request for comment on Tuesday had not been reviewed. Hiltzik Strategies LLC Named Defendant In Lawsuit With Drake And 21 Savage Denies Rolling StonesRequest for comment.
Condé Nast is seeking at least $ 4 million in damages. It seeks further punitive damages along with ending any trademark infringement.
This story was updated 11/10/22 at 12:58 pm ET with the judge’s decision.
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