Wednesday, TMZ reported that Samiel Asghedom—Nipsey’s brother and the administrator of the estate—had filed suit against multiple parties alleged to be responsible for an assortment of sites selling fake Marathon pieces.
According to Asghedom, the estate controls the rights to a number of registered trademarks, a Crenshaw logo and a South Central State of Mind line among them. The sites in question, however, are accused of using these without permission.
More specifically, the estate has accused the assortment of e-commerce sites—the bulk of sellers from which are said to be based in China—of targeting their potential sales to people in the state of Illinois. Per TMZ, this is presumably the reason for the suit having been filed in Illinois.