Run DMC is accusing Walmart and Amazon of using the group’s famous logo on products they are selling without their permission.
The Run-DMC LLC. has filed a lawsuit against the Walmart superstores and mega-retailer Amazon saying that they are “advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing multiple products with the logo, making people believe the group is behind the merchandise.”
The lawsuit claims the products include a variety of Run-DMC-inspired merchandise like glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches, wallets, and other items.
Run-DMC also claims that the mega retailers have had the same issues with several other companies for straight-up stealing their logos.
According to Run-DMC, their logo is extremely valuable. The group pointed out their $1.6 million agreement with Adidas. Part of the reason why Run-DMC is seeking $50 million in damages from both Amazon and Walmart.
Amazon and Walmart have yet to release statements regarding the lawsuit against them.
Run-DMC is an American hip hop group from Queens, New York who rose to popularity in the eighties.