Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT project, has won a trademark infringement lawsuit against Thomas Lehman, a collaborator in the RR/BAYC project.

The case was brought to the District Court of New York last month due to the similarities between the two projects’ names and traits.

Lehman was involved in the creation of the smart contract for the RR/BAYC project, which reportedly earned $1.6 million in sales and earned Lehman 15% of that.

The settlement sees Lehman acknowledge Yuga Labs’ ownership of the BAYC trademark and bars him from using the trademark in the future, destroying any materials with the mark and burning any RR/BAYC NFTs he owns.

The settlement is seen as a victory for Yuga Labs in their ongoing IP infringement case against RR/BAYC’s creator, Ryder Ripps, and Jeremy Cahen.

Ripps has previously claimed that BAYC is full of racist or far-right imagery, a claim that Yuga Labs denies.