Kanye West’s Yeezy Company Sued Over Camouflage Patterns

Complaint alleges that apparel company skipped the licensing process and went for unauthorized copying instead

Kanye West might have trouble hiding from this.

West’s clothing company, Yeezy Apparel, has been slapped with a lawsuit by a company claiming that Yeezy jacked its camouflage patterns.

In the suit, filed in federal court in Georgia on Tuesday, Jordan Outdoor Enterprises Ltd. says that Yeezy lifted its copyrighted patterns.

According to the complaint, a Yeezy representative contacted Jordan in 2016 about using the patterns. Jordan said that Yeezy would need to submit a licensing approval, the suit says, but not only did Yeezy not submit an application, the company proceeded to copy the patterns “and falsify, remove, and alter [Jordan’s] copyright management information.”

The suit says that Yeezy copied the patterns for an array of products, including canvas tubular thigh-high boots, a hooded bomber and cargo pants.

TheWrap has reached out to a spokesman for West for comment on the suit.

Alleging copyright infringement and other counts, Jordan is asking for an order preventing Yeezy from infringing the copyrights, plus all of the profits made from the allegedly infringing products.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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