It's not easy being a rapper fashionista these days, just ask T.I.
His year-old clothing line, Akoo, has been in hot water seemingly since day one. First of all, he managed to offend the residents of Newark, NJ with a sexually explicit billboard.
Now, the poor guy is being sued for trademark infringement. It seems that there's a company called Akoo International that delivers video content via the Internet, and they feel the Akoo denim line may somehow mislead and confuse their clients, a sentiment that has already gathered scorn on the Internet.
All this, a week before the rapper is slated to be released from a work house where he is serving the remainder of his incarceration for weapon possession charges.
T.I. uses the Akoo name as an acronym for "A King of Oneself." I cannot fathom how Akoo International sees that this denim brand as creating confusion.
This has not been the first time the rapper has faced trademark law either, the Paper Trail hitmaker was accused of copyright infringement after a suit was filed in January of 2010 claiming that his song "What You Know" used portions of a 2004 song titled "Reverence" by Nathan Filby, also known as Motoe Blizzid."