Wu-Tang Clan Sues Brooklyn Dog Walkers Woof-Tang Clan for Trademark Infringement

Producer RZA argues that the canine service's name is "highly similar" to the legendary hip-hop group.

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery to some, but the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to funk with when it comes to their trademark, as Brooklyn dog walking service Woof-Tang Clan just discovered. RZA, the producer and de facto leader of the legendary hip-hop crew, filed a trademark opposition suit in New York on November 15, arguing that Woof-Tang Clan is "highly similar in sight, sound and commercial impression" to Wu-Tang Clan and could deceive the public into thinking the entities are related.

New York Daily News first informed Woof-Tang owner Marty Cuatchon of the lawsuit; he wouldn't comment without a lawyer except to say, "I am a fan. We walk dogs. I thought it was a good idea."

Woof-Tang's website has a page of illustrations for their regular "dawgs" that they walk, so if you live in the area, your pup could join a posse that includes old English sheepdogs Mushroom and ShishKabob, Olive the papillon and a terrier named Tomato Rose.



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