Big Pun's Widow Suing For Millions Over Logo Use
(AllHipHop News) The wife of late rapper Big Pun has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against U.S. clothing manufacturers over allegations of trademark infringement.
Liza Rios claims she obtained the rights to an image of the heavyweight MC jumping while holding a microphone - similar to the famous Jordan brand logo - following the "Still Not a Player" hitmaker's death in 2000.
However, the picture has since been reproduced on a range of clothing and accessories by officials at a company called Redbubble, and sold at retail giant Walmart - all without her permission, according to legal papers.
Rios has filed suit against officials at both Redbubble and Walmart, alleging they, along with other manufacturers, are willfully infringing on her trademark, because she insists they are fully aware that she holds the rights to the image.
She is demanding they turn over all profits from the line, and wants an injunction to prevent further sales.
In addition, Rios is seeking $10 million from the manufacturers, including Redbubble, although Walmart is not listed in that part of the complaint.