Jay-Z and his former Roc-A-Fella record label partners are facing a new lawsuit by a clothing designer who claims he created the famous Roc-A-Fella logo.
Dwayne Walker filed a copyright infringement suit on Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court according to the New York Daily News.
“The logo has become universally recognized as an iconic symbol of Jay-Z, one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music,” the suit says.
Read full story after the jumpWalker claims he came up with the logo design in 1995 when Roc-A-Fella was just starting out. The lawsuit states that he saw what saw what label co-founder Damon Dash had in mind for the logo and said he could do better.
The label is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Group and Jay-Z’s publicist has made no comment on the suit.
Walker is seeking $7 million in unpaid royalties.