Wednesday, August 25, 2021

French distiller Remy Martin sues 50 Cent for copyright infringement: Rapper fires back

French distiller Remy Martin has sued rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, over his Branson Cognac brand.

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The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court on August 13. The complaint alleges that the Branson cognac brand infringes on Remy Martin’s patent rights relating to its XO Cognac bottle design.

According to Reuters, the complaint made against Branson goes far as call their design a “blatant attempt” on Remy’s branding.

The lawsuit also describes the bottle as having a “circular array of raised flat and angled quadrilateral facets”, which helped the company reach worldwide notoriety after 35 years.

On the other hand, the complaint states that Branson’s branding of their bottle is “nearly indistinguishable” and is a “near-exact reproduction,” reported the news agency.

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