Condé Nast, publisher of the iconic fashion magazine, has reportedly filed a $4 million lawsuit against Drake and rapper 21 Savage after the duo used their own bogus questions on the cover to promote their new album Her Loss. Genuine copies of the magazine spread through social media, with fake posters set up in New York, and the issues spread in cities like Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Drake even tweeted next to the cover image “My brother and I are on newsstands tomorrow!! Drake thanked Vogue and Anna Wintour for their love and support of this historic moment. According to this week In a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York and seen by Page Six, Condé Nast issued a cease and desist notice on Oct. 31 asking rapper Drake and his team to stop unauthorized use of Vogue’s trademarked posts by removing Instagram, stop dissemination this “magazine” and issued a public statement explaining that it was not the actual cover of Vogue.
Condé Nast, which owns Vogue, has filed a lawsuit against Drake and 21 Savage for creating fake Vogue covers to promote their albums.
The lawsuit claims they took advantage of “the enormous value of Vogue cover features” without actually taking the honor. pic.twitter.com/pycZ4vItCC
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According to the lawsuit, the mock magazine distributed was a complete, professionally reprinted reproduction of the October issue of Vogue, as some pages were changed to superimpose promotional logos for the defendants’ albums.others combine pictures [veteran Vogue editor] Anna Wintour wasn’t the real problem and was doctored in one case to mediate Drake’s photo. Court documents go on to claim that Anna Wintour disapproved of the use of her photo to promote the defendant’s album. The document also argues that the fake Vogue version exploited the magazine’s trademark and caused far-reaching public confusion. Fashion magazine publisher Condé Nast is seeking $4 million, the lawsuit says.
Who is Condé Nast?
Conde Nast is not a celebrity, it is a major organization. The company was founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast and is owned by Advance Publications. Conde Nast is a global media agency with major brands such as Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Based in New York and London, the media company has markets in 32 countries.
In an interesting new trademark lawsuit, Condé Nast is suing Drake and 21 Savage for a marketing campaign for their new album, which included fake “Vogue” covers. This is a complaint…
— Eric Gardner (@eriqgardner) November 8, 2022
It’s also a maker of high-profile occasions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, The New Yorker Festival, GQ Person of the Year, and Fashion Force. The official website says: At Condé Nast, we celebrate the extraordinary. Creativity and creative thinking are the soul of everything we do. Condé Nast also has investments in education and entertainment, with fashion and culinary schools in Europe, and a production and distribution studio in 2011.
Drake and 21 Savage face $4M lawsuit over fake Vogue cover
Ahead of the release of Drake and 21 Savage’s collaborative album, Drake shared a Vogue cover in the October issue that appeared to feature him, 21 Savage and Anna Wintour. It was persuaded to such an extent that not just fans, but other media outlets started to believe it and continued to report the same thing. The two even did a promotion for the Tiny Desk concert and an interview with Howard Stern at the same time.
In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Conde Nast apparently claimed that Vogue and Anna Wintour did not endorse the album Her Los at all, and on various occasions called for the cancellation of all promotions using the Vogue name. Condé Nast has reportedly filed a $4 million lawsuit against rappers Drake and 21 Savage for using fake Vogue covers to promote their new collaborative album Her Loss, Variety reports. Condé Nast allegedly alleges that a fake Vogue cover featuring Drake and 21 Savage was not approved. The group filed a lawsuit against the duo in Manhattan federal court on Monday, Nov. 7.