While Jay Z was out partying last night at the Dream in Manhattan following the VMAs, his clothing company Rocawear was fighting a lawsuit against the New Jersey-based company, Hood Love.
Jay’s Roc Apparel Group was hit with the lawsuit after T-shirts from the label were created with the words “Hood Love” inscribed on them. Hood Love argues they have owned the trademark since 2006.
According to TMZ:
“Hood Love, LLC — a for-profit company dedicated to improving poverty stricken communities — filed the lawsuit against ROC Apparel Group earlier this month … over one specific shirt in the Rocawear line, which reads ‘HoodLove’ in giant letters.
“Hood Love says it’s owned the trademark since 2006 — and claims Jay’s company came along and started making a buck … confusing the public, and trading off their good name.”
Hood Love is suing for profits and demanding the T-shirts be removed from stores.