A jeweler files a lawsuit against Drake, claiming the rapper made knockoffs of its owl pendant.
Drake is being sued for allegedly creating imitation versions of an owl pendant, according to TMZ. The company suing Drake, Michael Raphael's Baden Baden Inc., claims Drake hired it to create a custom owl pendant in January and that the rapper allegedly paid close to $50,000 for the item, as per TMZ.
In June, gold duplicates of the owl piece began appearing on Drake's Instagram account, according to Baden Baden Inc.'s claims, which also say that Drake took the original design and created imitation versions of the pendant for his friends.
Drake is being sued for copyright infringement. Baden Baden Inc. is also demanding unspecified damages, as per TMZ. Drake is also being asked to turn in all duplicate copies of the piece.
The images of the original and the alleged duplicates can be found below, as per TMZ.
Drake has used an owl as his longstanding logo. The logo has been used on various promotional items for Drake, including flyers for his OVO Fest. For instance, the promotional poster for the 2011 OVO Fest featured Drake's owl logo.
The Toronto rapper has also had the owl logo tattooed on his back since at least January 2012.
Drake also often wears clothing with the logo printed on it. For instance, Drake wore a shirt with the owl logo in his "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)" music video.
Images of the poster and of the tattoo can be viewed below following the video of "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)."
Image of Drake's tattoo via Rap-Up.
This isn't the first time Drake has been sued. In 2010, Drake was reportedly sued by Playboy over the use of a sample. In February 2013 Drake settled a lawsuit over "Marvin's Room." In the same month, Drake and Chris Brown sued one another over a nightclub brawl. That brawl also prompted nightclub attendees to sue Drake. In August, Drake was sued over shopping and stylist expenses.