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Drake

Sued Over $50,000 Hooter

9/12/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake's expensive jewelry collection is coming back to bite him in the ass -- a famous jeweler is suing him over a $50,000 owl pendant ... claiming Drake illegally made knockoffs of it for his friends.

The jeweler Baden Baden Inc. (owned by designer Michael Raphael) filed the lawsuit, claiming Drizzy hired the company to make a custom diamond-studded platinum owl pendant back in January ... and paid $49,204.

Then in June ... BB claims gold duplicates of the pendant started surfacing on Drake's Instagram.

According to the lawsuit, BB claims Drake took its original design, copied it, and handed out the knockoffs to his pals. 

Baden Baden is suing for copyright infringement, demanding unspecified damages, and asking the court to force Drake to hand over the owl copies.

One potential sticking point -- Drake's been using the owl logo for years ... it's the freakin' cover of his 2011 mixtape.

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As we previously reported, Raphael is also suing Drake for unpaid styling services.

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37 COMMENTS

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Sonja    

If he paid them $50,000 to make the one of kind, custom image for him... would that mean that it was his design? He paid them to design and make it for him.. don't see how they can sue him now.

313 days ago
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yuhhurd86    

Degrassi btch

313 days ago
18.

lisa    

hi TMZ

would you tell those people to leave drake alone.....those people are so miserable and they want money...they can start rapping like drake to be famous......

313 days ago
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Sher    

They are right. Unless this 'design' is completely his and he can prove that, he had no right to copy it. If HE designed it and just brought it to them to 'make' one, then they are SOL.

313 days ago
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