Founder of Run-DMC requires millions of Amazon to breach copyright
Darryl McDaniels, one of the founders of the us cartoon Run-DMC, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon and Wal-Mart for the illegal use of the trademark Run-DMC.
McDaniels wants of the retailers at least 50 million dollars (47 million euros) in damages, reports Rolling Stone. The companies would glasses, hats, caps, T-shirts, purses and other products with the Run-DMC brand on it to sell.
Run-DMC was in the eighties made famous by the song Walk This Way. According to McDaniels, is the brand Run-DMC “extremely valuable” and there are agreements made with companies to brand, including Adidas.
McDaniels claims that the sale by Amazon, Wal-Mart and Jet.com consumers are not misled. The companies wanted to Thursday (local time) did not respond to questions from Reuters. The indictment was filed at a district court in New York.
Run-DMC is founded by Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), Run (Joseph Simmons) and D. M. C. (McDaniels). The group was in 2009 included in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.