Run-DMC Sues Amazon and Walmart for $50M

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels says retailers are infringing on their trademark
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC, seen here in 1988, is suing Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers for allegedly infringing on the group's trademark.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan,File)

(Newser) – You know what they say about trademark law: It's tricky, tricky, tricky. Reuters reports Run-DMC founder Darryl "DMC" McDaniels filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York seeking at least $50 million from Amazon, Walmart, and a number of other retailers. The lawsuit accuses the retailers of infringing on the Run-DMC trademark and "trading on the goodwill" of the hip-hop legends by "advertising, manufacturing, selling, and distributing multiple products" that imply they were officially endorsed by Run-DMC, according to USA Today. Those items include DMC's trademark glasses, as well as shirts, hats, patches, wallets, and more items "too numerous to properly list" that bear the Run-DMC name. (Read more Run-DMC stories.)

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