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Posted January 23, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Jay Z Is Being Sued Over ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Name

It seems as if someone may have got on over on Jay Z.

The Brooklyn rapper is being sued for trademark infringement according to Radar Online.

He is claiming that he had trademarked the name Brooklyn Nets before the NBA team left New Jersey to the brand new Barclays Center in New york City.

According to the website,

The Plaintiff, Dr. Francois de Cassagnol, filed a pro se complaint with the Eastern District of the State of New York on December 9, 2013, asking for a juried trial over the matter — and $600 million in damages, at least.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, de Cassagnol claims that the NBA, Jay Z, and developer Bruce Ratner ”fraudulently conspired” to use “loopholes” in the U.S. Patent Office so that they could use a term he says he registered more than ten years ago.

Dr. de Cassagnol also claims that he spoke to the NBA and Nets officials that assured him that they would end up going by the name “New York Nets,” instead of Brooklyn.

Do you think he’ll win this battle?