JAY-Z Settles Roc Nation Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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JAY-Z, January 2019 (Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
JAY-Z, January 2019 (Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Back in spring 2017, JAY-Z and Roc Nation had been sued by Iconix Brand Group for copyright infringement over their use of the Roc Nation emblem on Major League Baseball attire. That swimsuit was dismissed on November 13, The Fashion Law stories and Pitchfork can verify by way of court docket information. Pitchfork has reached out to JAY-Z’s representatives and attorneys, in addition to attorneys for Iconix and Roc Nation.

In the unique grievance, Iconix claimed that it by no means consented or approved the Roc Nation emblem’s use in a collection of New Era baseball caps that featured varied Major League Baseball logos. In the lawsuit, Iconix mentioned that, in 2007, it had paid over $200 million for the mental property rights for the “licensing and brand management” of the Roc Nation emblem. By utilizing the brand on New Era caps, Iconix argued that “[JAY-Z] and his various companies… deliberately undermined a series of agreements.”