Judge orders temporary restraining order against Drake and 21 Savage, blocking use of fake ‘Vogue’ cover

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Condé Nast has scored a legal victory in their case against Drake and 21 Savage, according to Billboard. The company had claimed the rappers were “deceiving the public” when they used fake Vogue magazines to promote their new album, Her Loss. It turns out, the judge agrees.

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Drake and 21 were likely infringing on Condé’s trademarks, noting the faux magazines were “misleading consumers.” He issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the rappers from “using, displaying, dissenting or distributing” the fake cover and requires them to take the image down from websites, social media and physically in some markets.

In addition, the temporary injunction orders against the mention of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who Drake thanked in the post of the phony cover.

“Issuance of the requested temporary restraining order is in the public interest to protect the public against confusion, deception and mistake,” Rakoff said of his decision. A hearing is set for November 22 to determine a more permanent injunction.

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