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Makers of Realtree camo sue Kanye West’s YEEZY Apparel for copying pattern

 

Kanye West
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Jordan Outdoor Enterprises Ltd. (Jordan) is suing Kanye West’s clothing label YEEZY and Lebron James’s brand Unknwn for copyright infringement. YEEZY and Unknwn allegedly ripped off the Realtree camouflage patterns and used the pattern on hoodies, thigh-high boots, pants, hooded bomber jackets, shirts, boots and other products marketed under their brands, TMZ reports.

Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, has modeled some of the gear for fashion blogs.

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HypeBeast reports that a YEEZY representative had contacted Jordan to see if the company could use the Realtree patterns, but, according to TMZ, once Jordan representatives said that YEEZY would have to “license the items,” Kanye’s company “went radio silent” and proceeded to use the patterns anyway. Through careful examination of the YEEZY and Unknwn clothing items, it’s easy to see the distinct Realtree patterns that were used without licensing.
 

YEEZY Season 5 camouflage pants
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In the lawsuit, Jordan is requesting that the judge stop the sale of any of these items from both companies, destroy and/or turn over existing inventory and pay for damages.

Stay tuned to goHUNT for further updates.

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Daniel N. - posted 5 months ago on 04-03-2018 07:31:19 am
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ass clowns

Brady Miller
Brady M. - posted 6 months ago on 03-19-2018 10:14:50 am
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

@Erik... as crazy as it sounds... yes. I had a good laugh when this was brought to my attention. I thought about not covering it... but it was good to have a "different" hunting-related news article every now and then.

Erik S. - posted 6 months ago on 03-18-2018 06:34:11 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Are you being serious GoHunt?

Erik E. - posted 6 months ago on 03-18-2018 12:52:11 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Love it, couldn't happen to a bigger douche!!

ben.lundell84
Ben L. - posted 6 months ago on 03-17-2018 11:09:31 pm
Utah
goHUNT INSIDER

I believe this is the first article I have read about the Kardashian’s. Thanks gohunt.

mahoneychris
Chris M. - posted 6 months ago on 03-17-2018 07:54:19 am
Minden Nevada
goHUNT INSIDER

I am waiting for my yeezy sub-urban kit to arrive. The new pattern should work well during my spring opossum hunt.

Michael A. - posted 6 months ago on 03-16-2018 01:21:55 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

... I guess today might turn out alright after all.