Jay Z and Roc Nation have been sued for trademark infringement concerning the use of the Roc Nation logo on some new Major League Baseball caps.
As TMZ reports, Iconix Brand Group claims that it acquired the Roc Nation logo as well as “‘licensing and brand management”. The fashion group that the rapper no longer owns the logo anymore and was paid $204 million by Iconix.
Iconix isn’t just suing Jay Z, however. They’re filing against MLB, Roc Nation, New Era, Lids and the San Francisco giants for the misuse of the logo. The company is allegedly seeking $10 million and above from each party for damages.
Pitchfork has attained the full complaint and reached out to both Roc Nation and Jay Z for comment.
Recently, Jay Z’s Made In America festival has announced its line-up for 2017. The Budweiser-sponsored event was launched by in 2012 by the New York rapper but has been held in Philadelphia every year previous.
This year, the festival will run from September 2-3, with Jay Z taking the headline position alongside J. Cole.
Also announced today are The Chainsmokers, Migos, Solange, Run The Jewels, 21 Savage, Sampha, Pusha T, DMX, Stormzy, Vic Mensa, Lizzo, Kelela, Jorja Smith and more.
— Made In America Festival (@MIAFestival) May 1, 2017
In other news, a Jay Z and Kanye West collaborator revealed that the rappers’ album, ‘Watch The Throne’, almost featured the n-word in every song title.