Monday, July 16, 2012

Jay-Z Facing $7 Million Lawsuit Over Roc-A-Fella Records Logo

Jay-Z Facing $7 Million Lawsuit Over Roc-A-Fella Records Logo

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is facing a $7 million lawsuit over allegations of unpaid royalties relating to his record label's iconic logo.
Clothing designer, Dwayne Walker claims he is owed money for creating the Roc-A-Fella Records symbol and he filed papers in Manhattan Federal Court in New York on Thursday, citing copyright infringement.Former Roc-A-Fella Records head Damon “Dame” Dash and Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke were included in the lawsuit where Walker claims he was to receive payments for designing the logo until 2015.

In the suit, he explained that he was paid $3,500 in 1995 for creating the logo design. He was then allegedly given 2% royalties for anything that carried the logo through the year 2015.
"The logo has become universally recognized as an iconic symbol of Jay-Z, one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music," he said in his claim.GistOnly

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