Chance the Rapper Launches A Preemptive Strike Against Bootleggers

(AllHipHop News) Chance the Rapper is fighting to protect his trademarks in a new lawsuit involving his clothing line.

Chance is lauded for giving his music away for free, since monetizes his career through other channels, like his hit merchandising business sold through his own online store ChanceRaps.com.

Next week, Chance is scheduled to go out on the road for a major North American tour.

On Wednesday, the Chicago rapper filed a preemptive lawsuit against hundreds of would-be bootleggers, whom he claims are making knock-offs of pieces in his clothing line.

The lawsuit only names defendants 1–100, and the “XYZ Corporation,” since the identities of the offending corporations have not been discovered yet.

Chance is slated to launch his tour on April 24 in San Diego and wind the outing down on October 3 in Los Angeles.

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