Kanye West Files Lawsuit Against Walmart Over Knockoff Yeezy Foam Runners

 Earlier this week Walmart was trending after photos surfaced of the discount retailer

selling a knockoff version of Kanye West’s popular Yeezy Foam Runner shoes—

apparently Ye got wind of it and has just hit the company with a fresh lawsuit. According

to recent legal documents, Kanye has officially filed a lawsuit against Walmart for

copying his exact design.

Sources report, Kanye West is understandably very protective of his multi-billion-dollar

Yeezy brand and never hesitates to legally confront those who sell fake versions of his

products—and that now includes Walmart. Many fans were shocked to see an exact

replica of Kanye’s Yeezy Foam Runners for sale on the Walmart website for a fraction of

their usual $75 price-tag. However, it didn’t take long for Ye and his legal team to hit

Walmart with a severe lawsuit for major damages.

New legal documents were recently filed showing that Kanye is suing Walmart for

selling the shoes after his initial request for the company to remove them from the

website went ignored. The documents also state that by Walmart selling the knockoffs,

it’s costing the Yeezy brand hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Walmart is

further accused of attempting to capitalize on Kanye’s name and popularity in order to

make a profit from the shoes.

You’ll recall that this isn’t the first legal issue between Kanye West and Walmart. Back in

April, Walmart filed an official complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

arguing that Kanye’s latest Yeezy logo is too similar to the one generally associated with

its company.

Walmart said in its complaint that a “false affiliation” between its brand logo and the

Yeezy logo could “injure and damage” Walmart and the “goodwill” associated with the retail giant.

Source: Tyshawn Smith

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