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.”