No person puns on the Wu-Tang Clan, not on RZA's watch

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As reported by the New York Each day Information (through Rolling Stone), RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan has filed a trademark opposition swimsuit in opposition to a Brooklyn-based dog-walking service that attempted to register the trademark “Woof-Tang Clan.” The canine firm is owned by a man named Marty Cuatchon, and simply in case there was any doubt that Woof-Tang Clan’s similarity to Wu-Tang Clan was purposeful, he additionally used to promote a t-shirt that includes a recreation of the duvet artwork for Ol’ Soiled Bastard’s Return To The 36 Chambers: The Soiled Model with ODB’s face changed with a canine. (The positioning was additionally promoting a dog-themed parody of De La Soul’s three Toes Excessive And Rising, which isn’t truly Wu-Tang associated, in order that’s complicated.)

In his swimsuit, RZA mentioned that the Wu-Tang Clan identify has “come to signify huge goodwill” over the group’s lengthy historical past, and it’s “unmistakably related” with RZA to the extent that it “constitutes a part of his identification.” The canine firm, he says, is infringing on that resulting from its “extremely comparable” nature that “falsely suggests a connection” between the 2 organizations. Talking with the Each day Information, Cuatchon mentioned that he was truly unaware of the trademark problem and didn’t need to say an excessive amount of with out speaking to a lawyer. He did, nonetheless, admit to being a Wu-Tang fan and mentioned that he “thought it was a good suggestion.”

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