Posted November 5, 2010 by Strawberry Blunt in ThatsEnuff

“Freeway” Ricky Ross Loses Lawsuit Against Rick Ross

A couple months ago “Freeway” Ricky Ross filed suit against the rapper Rick Ross for using his name in an improper way to market his music.  Rick Ross the rapper won the case. The documents read:

“In support of his trademark claims,Plaintiff alleges that his name was well known in the drug trade and by law enforcement segments of the urban crime, rap and black comity because he did business as Rick Ross, until he was arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated in federal prison. Because this illegal activity cannot be used to establish secondary meaning, such allegations do not provide support for Plaintiff having a valid trademark for his name.”