Drake, 21 Savage Ordered to Stop the ‘Counterfeit’ ‘Vogue’ Magazines for ‘Her Loss’ Promotion

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drake-21-savage – Credit: Prince Williams/Wireimage; Amy Sussman/Getty Images

There is a judge Drake and 21 Savage were told to stop using fakes Vogue a cover story to promote their new collaborative album, Its loss.

On Wednesday, November 10 (received Billboard), ruled in favor of the judge Vogue publisher Condé Nast issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the two rappers. The judge found that Condé Nast owned “valid and indisputable” trademarks for Vogue and its logo, and that Drake, 21 Savage and communications firm Hiltzik Strategies had “created and distributed” the false images. Vogue cover as well as copy the entire issue without permission from the magazine.

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“Condé Nast is suing under federal and common law for trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition, false endorsement, dilution, [and] false advertising,” the authorities write. The judge also said Drake and 21 were fake Vogue “confused consumers about the magazine’s origin, sponsorship, or endorsement,” “misled consumers into thinking it was genuine and authentic material associated with Condé Nast and others.” Vogue”.

An attorney for Drake and 21 Savage did not immediately return calls Rolling Stonerequest for comment, as well as Hiltzik Strategies. A lawyer for Condé Nast also did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Drake and 21 Savage have been in tears promoting their joint album Its loss with a series of stunts. Two young false a Saturday Night Live performance and put on a performance that looked like gold bullion for a fake Colors x Studios ad. Their first promotion, however, is a doctorate Vogue cover—the magazine’s owner, Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., also sued Condé Nast for trademark infringement.

in the claim received on Rolling Stone, Condé Nast called the duo’s publicity stunt a “deceptive campaign” that the company didn’t authorize. False Vogue the association included the distribution of posters and “counterfeit edition Vogue” in major North American cities.

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The suit accuses the rappers of deliberately impersonating the ads the magazine uses in its ad campaigns to appear authentic, and the rappers’ social media accounts include “me and my brother on newsstands tomorrow!” said that there are false statements. Thank you @voguemagazine and Anna Wintour for the love and support during this historic moment. Its loss November 4.’”

However, according to the complaint, Vogue and that Wintour, its editor-in-chief, had “nothing to do Its loss or promoting it and has not endorsed it in any way. Also, Condé Nast did not allow the creation and wide distribution of a counterfeit publication. Vogueor a spoof of one of the most elaborate covers in the entire publishing business to promote the new album by the Accused.

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“Confusion among the public is inevitable,” the complaint said, citing a number of media outlets that accepted the story as genuine, citing comments from later users who believed it was a genuine cover.

The defendants’ attorney, Larry Stein, withdrew when the lawsuit was filed. Rolling StoneA request for comment on Tuesday has yet to review the complaint. Hiltzik Strategies LLC, named as a defendant in the lawsuit alongside Drake and 21 Savage, has declined. Rolling Stonerequest for feedback.

Condé Nast is seeking at least $4 million in damages. It seeks punitive damages in addition to an injunction against any trademark infringement.

This story was updated on 11/10/22 at 12:58 p.m. by the judge.

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