Legendary hip-hop duo Run-DMC has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Amazon and Walmart claiming the retailers have put their logo on items leading buyers to believe the group has endorsed the merchandise, reports TMZ.
The stores “are trading on the goodwill” of the band and confusing consumers by “advertising, manufacturing, selling and distributing multiple products” that erroneously imply the group endorsed the merchandise, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The lawsuit specifies the products being sold include glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches, wallets, and multiple other items. TMZ states from the lawsuit that Walmart and Amazon have been working with other companies who have also stolen their logo for profit.
Run-DMC apparently makes note of their logo’s worth in the suit as they have a $1.6 million contract with Adidas. Run-DMC is asking for $50 million in damages.