Run DMC is telling Walmart and Amazon to run them their money. The hip-hop legends filed a $50 million lawsuit against the companies for selling unauthorized merchandise using their logo and branding.
According to the lawsuit, the products include glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches, wallets and numerous other items. Run-DMC claims the giant retailers have been in bed for years with several other companies — which it’s also suing — for straight-up stealing the logo.
Run-DMC says its logo is incredibly valuable, pointing to a $1.6 million agreement with Adidas. And that’s why Run-DMC’s asking for $50 million in damages.
We’ve reached out to Walmart and Amazon, so far no word back.
We have a feeling they’ll most likely settle this one out of court.