Jay-Z's Entertainment Company Sued For Trademark Infringement

Apr 1, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Jay-Z's Entertainment Company Sued For Trademark Infringement

Roc Nation LLC, an entertainment company founded by rapper Jay-Z, has reportedly been hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit by a competing company in California, Bloomberg reports.

According to the news provider, the lawsuit accuses Roc Nation of infringing upon the "stone" trademark that allegedly belongs to Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. According to court papers, the trademark is a white and black diamond that is inverted.

Volcom claims that it has been using the symbol for a number of its products since 1991. In the lawsuit, which was filed on March 29 in federal court in Santa Ana, California, Volcom is protesting an inverted diamond logo that has been used by Roc Nation since 2009.

Volcom claims that despite the fact that it has notified Roc Nation of the infringement, the firm "refuses to cease its infringing use of the inverted diamond."

In the suit, Volcom is requesting the court to stop Roc Nation from using the logo and is also seeking money damages for the alleged infringement, according to the news source.