Wu-Tang Clan sues Brooklyn dog-walking service called Woof-Tang Clan

Marco Green
November 23, 2017

Wu-Tang Clan producer and rapper RZA, born Robert Diggs, has brought a Brooklyn-based dog-walking company to court for naming themselves Woof-Tang Clan, which he claims is "unmistakably linked" with the group and violates their trademark.

Now RZA's lawsuit is claiming this is a violation of trademarks that are already owned by Wu-Tang Clan, according to the New York Daily News.

It advertises dog walking services for $20 for half an hour, or $30 for an hour.

If ripping off Wu-Tang's name wasn't enough, Cuatchon also used his company's website to sell t-shirts depicting pooches on classic hip-hip albums, one featuring a nod to late Wu Tang member 'Ol Dirty Bastard's debut album "Return to the 36 Chambers". However, these have since been removed from the site. It did not, however, comment on the case before having the advice of a lawyer.

"I am a fan", he said.

The free-wheeling East Coast rap outfit produced a number of cutting-edge albums in the early 90s, loosely inspired by their love of Shaolin Kung Fu films.

The opposition explained that the Woof-Tang Clan trademark was "highly similar" to the Wu-Tang Clan trademark in "sight, sound, and commercial impression".

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