Declaratory Judgment Entered for Kanye Over Coinye

Kanye West has successfully defended his image, likeness, and brand by obtaining declaratory judgment over alleged copyright infringers.

In January, Kanye West filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, claiming that the founders of a new cryptocurrency, Coinye West, had “usurped [his] name and likeness for the sole purpose of propping up the perceived ‘value’ of the defendants’ ‘digital coin mine’ and its ‘crypto currency.’”  The designers initially attempted to evade the suit by dropping West’s the last name from the currency …

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