Legal experts believe the publisher of Vogue magazine has a strong case in a trademark lawsuit that could cost rappers 21 Savage and Drake millions. Days leading up to the release rappers of Drake and 21 Savage collab album, Her Loss, shared and distributed photos of fake vogue magazines featuring them on the cover. Vogue publisher Conde Nast filed a 30-page lawsuit saying that the creation of a “counterfeit version of perhaps one of the most carefully curated covers in all of the publication business” violated the media company’s trademark rights.”
A law professor at NYU, Barton Beebe, who specializes in intellectual property law said “I think it’s an easy case for them to win… And I think that they’ll get the injunction, the injunctive relief, ordering the marketing campaign to stop. It seems to me an interesting question would be if Vogue wants to pursue this all the way to damages, because they could be in the millions for this kind of conduct.”
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