50 Cent is a famous rap artist, whose real name is Curtis J Jackson III. He produces the Branson Cognac brand, and he has produced a new bottle for his brandy. The French firm RÃ©my Cointreau Ltd has launched a lawsuit against the rapper 50 Cent claiming the Bransonâ€™s Cognac XO is breaching the tort of passing-off as being the RÃ©my Martin XO Cognac product. Cognac is a special form of brandy named after the commune of Cognac in France.
RÃ©my Martin is a brand of the French firm RÃ©my Cointreau Ltd. It was founded in 1724 and based in the French commune of Cognac. RÃ©my Martin is one of the biggest cognac producers and is also part of the ComitÃ© Colbert, an association “to promote the concept of luxury.â€ RÃ©my Martin XO Cognac was a brand introduced in 1981 by cellar master Andre Giraud. The bottle design also dates from 1981.
Explain to 50 Cent whether his bottle breaches the tort of passing-off.