Bored Ape Yacht ClubA lawsuit has been filed against the parties responsible for defaming the founders of Yuga Labs and the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), creator Yuga Labs said on Saturday. The lawsuit filed against Ryder Ripps covers a wide range of claims, including false origination, false advertising, cyber-occupation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, conversion, and wrongful interference with defendants.
Yuga LabsOnce again, the Bored Ape Yacht Club and its NFTs have witnessed heated debates over racist imagery and Nazi symbolism. In response, Yuga Labs founder Wylie Aronow, known as Gordon Goner, took to Twitter to put an end to the disinformation campaign accusing them of being super-secret Nazis. According to its founder, only a group of Jewish, Turkish, Pakistani and Cuban friends made such comments.
Yuga Labs announced in a tweet today that they are suing those responsible. The founder stressed that they will use every legal option to put an end to defamation allegations, persistent violations and other illegal attempts. He stated that they will continue to take legal action against those who harmed him and the BAYC community.
Yuga Labs has also posted an official letter on Medium explaining why the NFT collection includes monkeys, the inspiration behind the design of the BAYC logo, and the company name.
Yuga Labs has also filed lawsuits against artist Ryder Ripps, Jeremy Cahen or Pauly0x and other critics. The lawsuit, in which Ryder Ripps allegedly trolled Yuga Labs and tricked consumers into purchasing its collection, abusing the trademarks of RR/BAYC NFTs, drew attention.
The creator of the collection claims that BAYC’s trademarks, company name and logos were filed in 2021 and are currently pending. The company said it would like to be tried by a jury over trademark infringement, misleading consumers, and the sale of counterfeit BAYC NFTs.
He filed 11 lawsuits in total against different individuals and groups within the BAYC, including Ryder Ripps, Jeremy Cahen, and others involved in the case.
Jeremy Cahen, known as Pauly0x, said in a tweet on June 25 that the Yuga Labs case will be the most historic in Digital Art history. He also claimed victory in the lawsuit based on Vitalik Buterin’s blog on censorship issues related to blockchain technology.
“The YugaLabs case will be the most historic and precedent-setting case in Digital Art history. Together we fight for our future. My faith has never been higher. We will win. Our victory will be a turning point for all digital creative.”