50 Cent is in hot water after famous French distiller Remy Martin sued the G-Unit rapper last week. Filed in a Manhattan federal court on Friday (Aug. 13), the lawsuit alleges that 50’s Branson cognac brand infringes on Remy’s trademark and patented “jewel-shaped glass cognac bottle design.”
According to Reuters, the complaint made against Branson goes far enough to call their design a “blatant attempt” on Remy’s branding. The lawsuit also describes the bottle as having a “circular array of raised flat and angled quadrilateral facets,” which helped the company reach worldwide notoriety after 35 years. On the other hand, the complaint states that Branson’s branding of their bottle is “nearly indistinguishable” and is a “near-exact reproduction.”
In 2018, Sire Spirits launched Branson. The bottle has been available for purchase since 2020. Upon hearing about the lawsuit, 50 went on Instagram to share his thoughts.
“They are afraid of me already,” he said. “Branson Cognac is the new wave. REMY is #2 Behind Henny and worried about Branson Smh. I’m just getting started.”
Check out 50’s IG post below.