Jay-Z Sues over Lack of African-Americans Judging Trademark Case

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Rapper Jay-Z attends the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jay-Z Sues over Lack of African-Americans Judging Trademark Case

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z filed a lawsuit against the American Arbitration Association in a bid to prevent the organization from judging a trademark case, claiming the committee isn’t comprised of enough African-Americans.

“The AAA’s lack of African-American arbitrators came as a surprise to [Carter], in part because of AAA’s advertising touting its diversity,” the complaint filed in Manhattan’s Supreme Court reads.

The 48-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, sued the brand management company Iconix to postpone arbitration regarding infringement issues over the design of Roc Nation hats.

related

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: