Tyga has been dealing with lawsuits since a long time, and one more doesn’t really make a difference. This time though, the lawsuit comes straight from the massive brand Vans, and they’re suing him over one of his sneaker designs.
The rapper collaborated with MSCHF to release a new sneaker called “Wavy Baby.” The lawsuit comes as a response to the design, and claims that they ripped off Vans’ signature silhouette that their sneakers usually feature. The lawsuit also seems to be financially motivated.
T-Raww released the skate-sneaker on Monday. The sneakers were retail-priced at $220 and as per the rapper’s own claims, the sneakers sold out in merely 10 minutes after their release.
The lawsuit, according to Hypebeast, claims trademark infringement on the sneakers. It also claims that the duo has claimed “false designation of origin” and created a state of unfair competition.
MSCHF, in collaboration with [Tyga], has shamelessly marketed the Wavy Baby shoe in a direct effort to confuse consumers, unlawfully siphon sales from Vans, and intentionally damage Vans’ valuable intellectual property rights. The Wavy Baby shoe blatantly and unmistakably incorporates Vans’ iconic trademarks and trade dress.
Vans had already hit MSCHF with a lawsuit a week prior to the release of Wavy Baby with the claim that MSCHF copies certain elements from their classic Old Skool silhouette. While MSCHF told HighSobriety that Vans is “stabbing them in the back,” it remains to be seen what becomes of this situation.
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