RZA files lawsuit against dog walking company Woof-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is suing a dog walking company for breach of copyright after trying to register the name Woof-Tang Clan.

The pet care company claim to have the “ILLEST dogs in NYC” and also offer dog sitting services as long as you’re “in agreement that Nas’ Illmatic is the greatest album of all time”. RZA’s lawsuit was filed on 15 November, stating that the Brooklyn company’s name is “highly similar” to Wu-Tang’s mark and “falsely suggests a connection”. RZA claimed the name is “likely to cause confusion, cause mistake, or to deceive consumers to falsely believe” that the company have a connection to the hip-hop collective.

According to NY Daily News, the company’s store sold t-shirts with an image of a dog on an identification card. Named ‘Old Dirty Bali – Return to the 36 Chambers’, the illustration mirrored the cover of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s solo debut album of the same name. The shirt has since been removed from the website. Owner Marty Cuatchon said, “I am a fan. We walk dogs. I thought it was a good idea.”

Last month, Wu-Tang released the album The Saga Continues via eOne. It serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

(via NY Daily News)