The company claims to walk "the illest group of dogs in New York City"
The company, which is based in Brooklyn, claim to walk “the illest group of dogs in New York City”, while they also offer dog-sitting services. Staff members are also said to be “courteous and responsible, as long as we’re in agreement that Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ is the greatest album of all time”.
However, Woof-Tang Clan have become the subject of legal action launched by RZA, who filed a trademark opposition suit against the company last Friday (November 17).
Court papers said that the Wu’s name and logo had been “unmistakably associated” with the pioneering hip-hop group since 1993, arguing that Woof-Tang Clan’s attempt to trademark their name – which was filed back in June – violates that copyright.
Woof-Tang Clan’s site had also been selling t-shirts which featured mock-ups of classic hip-hop album covers, including De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s ‘Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’. Those items have now been taken off their website.
Speaking to The New York Daily News, Woof-Tang Clan owner Marty Cuatchon acknowledged RZA’s legal challenge.
“I am a fan,” Cuatchon said. “We walk dogs. I thought it was a good idea.”