By Jamie Ducharme
Updated Mar 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
kanye west's yeezy line sued over camo print
Credit: Scott Dudelson

Kanye West is no stranger to controversy — and now, the rapper-turned-designer is in hot water over his clothing line, Yeezy.

Jordan Outdoor Enterprises filed a lawsuit against the brand on Thursday, People reports, claiming that a camouflage pattern appearing in Yeezy’s Season 5 line is a rip-off of a print in its Realtree collection.

The company is seeking three times the damages resulting from the alleged infringement, plus all legal fees, Fashionista reports. It’s also demanding that Yeezy stop selling the offending items and destroy its back stock, Fashionista adds.

The lawsuit alleges that Yeezy removed Jordan’s trademark from the design without license or permission, People reports. That breach allegedly occurred after a Yeezy representative contacted Jordan in March 2016, asking about the camouflage print.

Jordan says its staff told the Yeezy representative that the company would need to submit a licensing application before using the camouflage, after which there was allegedly no further contact, Fashionista reports.

The lawsuit also alleges that, because West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, has been photographed in a pair of sweatpants bearing the controversial print, Yeezy is promoting the “infringing” clothing through “third parties,” according to Fashionista.

LeBron James’ boutique, Unknwn, which sells Yeezy clothes, is also named in the lawsuit, according to People.

Yeezy did not immediately respond to InStyle’s request for comment.