Coinye is dead, long live Coinye: Kanye West lawsuit prompts disarray

A new Coinye logo that’s been, ahem, floating around.

Undeterred by the counter cease and desist sent by the creators of Coinye to Kanye West, the venerable rapper has filed suit against the parody cryptocurrency. Since its debut earlier this month, Coinye seems to only have gained steam since West’s attorneys filed their initial cease and desist. The lawsuit comes the same day that representatives of Chuck Norris shut down Norris Coin, another altcoin.

In the 124-page lawsuit, West’s attorneys accuse,,, “Jane Does 1 through 50,” “John Does 1 through 50,” “Fnu Lnu a/k/a Jonny Bravo,” Dogecoin, and Amazon of “willful trademark infringement, unfair competition, dilution, and rights of publicity violations among a score of other blatant statutory and common law violations.”

The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in New York, alleges further:

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via Ars Technica


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