JAY-Z filed a legal documents to register the Roc-A-Fella diamond hand symbol as his own. He applied for a trademark for rights to use the logo in all entertainment fields including music, video, television and film. The Hip-Hop star has been using the hand symbol since Roc-A-Fella Records’ was founded in 1996. It’s been featured in multiple music videos and on the cover of his 2000 album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.
The hand sign and original Roc-A-Fella logo has caused some legal troubles for Hov’s empire. In 2005, the Watch The Throne co-creator was sued by professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page over the diamond hand sign, but the case was settled out of court. In 2016, Beyoncé also became the target of a lawsuit when fashion designer Dwayne Walker claimed he crafted the original Roc-A-Fella logo and attempted to sue her for use of the logo in her “Drunk In Love” video. Hov’s pendant featuring the logo was briefly seen in the visual release.