Beyonce – ‘Drunk in Love’ Video Lawsuit Dismissed
Here’s the latest: Dwayne Walker, the man who filed the lawsuit, filed a voluntary dismissal of the entire lawsuit. The suit, which was filed in Minnesota, was voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice to either party, earlier this month.
Here’s the backstory: Walker, the man who created the legendary Roc-A-Fella logo, sued Beyonce accusing her of copyright infringement, for featuring her husband’s ex-record label logo in the music video they both starred in.
Jay Z and Damon Dash founded Roc-A-Fella back in 1996 and ran the record label together until Jay left and signed a deal with Live Nation in 2009. Walker says he owns the artwork and copyrighted the logo with the United States Copyright Office. Despite his copyright, he says Beyonce used the logo prominently throughout her music video without his permission.
He points out the video has been viewed over 398 million times and the singer has also publicly displayed the logo on several other occasions, including promotional photos and other photo shoots.
Walker claims he has notified Beyonce of the infringement and she hasn’t ceased the infringing use of his work. He sued demanding an injunction against Beyonce from using the Roc-A-Fella logo permanently, a court order forcing Beyonce to deliver for impoundment all copies of the logo in her possession, along with unspecified damages and attorney fees.