Jay-Z and his former Roc-A-Fella Records executives are being sued by a New York designer who claims that he is owed royalties for creating the label’s iconic logo, reports New York Daily News.
Dwayne Walker, a clothing designer, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Manhattan Federal court on Thursday (July 12), seeking $7 million in unpaid royalties for creating the logo.
Walker alleges in his suit that he designed the label’s emblem in 1995 when Roc-A-Fella was just starting out. The black-and-white logo of an “R” back with a record and champagne bottle is synonymous with Jay-Z and his branding, as well as other artists on Roc-A-Fella Records.
“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.
Jay-Z nor his attorneys had no comment on the matter.