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Rick Ross Wins Lawsuit For Name Use Against "Freeway" Ricky Ross

 

A lawsuit filed by “Freeway” Ricky Ross against rapper Rick Ross over the proper “Rick Ross” name has been dismissed.

Allhiphop.com got a hold of the documents, that stated the lawsuit was filed in the United States District for Southern California, claimed the rapper, born William Leonard Roberts II, infringed on Freeway Ricky’s intellectual property rights by using the name to market his music.

However, the court came to a decision to dismiss the case, claiming that “Freeway” Ricky Ross could not properly trademark his name due to the wide use of it in magazines, television, and media.

“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.” 

Freeway Ricky Ross can appeal within 30 days but will most likely not.  Do you think the court made the right decision?

 

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Comment Comments: 11 Tags Tags: freeway ricky ross, rick ross lawsuit
  • MISSVALZ

    THATS RIGHT BIG BABY!!!!! CANT CAPITALIZE OFF ILLEGAL BUSINESS STUPID, ONLY JAY CAN DO THAT.

  • nonsenseknowsnobound

    Freeway Rick is still a fool

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  • Walter

    Only in HipHop can you be someone you’re not and make millions.

  • MONIQUE

    STPUID A*S RICK ROSS NEED TO SIT HIS FAT LAME A*S DOWN HE KNOW GOOD AND WELL HE NEVER DID THAT Shyte OH POLICE A*S NIG*A

  • MISSVALZ

    MONIQUE Enlighten me sweetie, so what if he was the police he gets direspected for protecting people? You know his music is all of that. Maybach music girl ” SIT YOUR HATING AZZZ DOWN SOMEWHERE THERES NO REASON FOR YOU TO DISS HIM LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU THINK HE LIED IN A SONG DUMB DUMB ITS ENTERTAINMENT. KEEP GIVING US THAT MAYBACH MUSIC BIG BABY!!!!

  • Kapri

    Hooray, you know in the end you’re going to win and it happened just that way!!!!!!!

    “All I Do Is Win” – Keep making good Rap Music

    Obviously, peoeple cannot claim notoriety, honor, and rights for criminal acts and intentions

    Freeway Ricky Ross needs to sit down – lockup has no praise–

  • ItDoesn’tMatter

    It’s funny all yall keep making these comments calling him Fake…But I haven’t see you say the same thing about:

    Beanie Segal
    50 cent
    Nas also know as Escobar

    etc…etc…Again for you silly foolish folks who sit around and take these rappers seriously and take their lyrics seriously makes you look and seem even more stupid.

    Its sad that a man can’t have a normal life, college, respectable job…before becoming a rapper…He is known a sellout or fake a$$ rapper. But as long as he was a drug dealer, thug, or murder that gives him more credibility as a rapper…Now how F’ed up is that…. Boy Black folks got a sad sad mentality and we wonder why we are behind everyone else…we do it to ourselves…

  • MISSVALZ

    ItDoesn’tMatter Totally Agree its called “Piss Poor morally”

  • MISSVALZ

    mzgoddess THIS RAP MUSIC IS JUST THAT MUSIC BOO ITS NOT MUSIC TO LIVE BY OR HOW TO MUSIC SWEETIE ITS JUST ENTERTAINMENT. NOW IF YOU JUST SO HAPPEN TO HAVE A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT GOING ON IN OR AROUND YOUR LIFE THEN IT IS WHAT IT IS. BUT GIRL THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT. YOU SOUND DUMB AND AND EMPTY SORRY THATS MY OPINION.

  • MISSVALZ

    mzgoddess Boo sorry to inform you but yes sweetie THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT, THIS IS NOT A HOW TO GUIDE, OR BIBLE. IF YOUR KIDS ARE NOT LEARNING THAT SHIIIIT AT THE CRIB THEN ITS THE PARENTS AND FAMILY FAULT NOT NO ONE ELSE WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN CHILDREN WHEN WE GIVE BIRTH. TO FEED, CLOTHE, SHELTER AND PROTECT. AND THAT MEANS WHAT THEY WATCH, LISTEN TO AND LOOK UP TO. DONT PASS THAT RESPONSIBLITY ON TO A RAPPER FOOL OR AN ACTOR. TELL YOUR CHILDREN THE TRUTH AND THATS WHERE IT BEGINS.