Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Dispute

Dr. Dre has lost a copyright infringement case against a doctor.

Hold up, Waaaaaait. Dr. Dre has just lost a copyright infringement case against a doctor.

The 53-year-old rapper had taken legal action when gynaecologist Dr. Draion M. Burch used a play on words and applied to trademark his name as Dr. Drai, but the music mogul argued similarities would result in "confusion", especially because the medic wanted to use the moniker for audiobooks and seminars.

However, the US trademark office have now dismissed the case, ruling that although the names are similar, the 'I Need a Doctor' hitmaker had failed to show people would be misled into buying the medic's products rather than his own.

And as Dr. Burch commands a fee of around $5,000 for speaking engagements, customers would be likely to exercise a "higher degree of care" before booking him and parting ways with their cash.

The Pennsylvania-based doctor argued that Dre's reputation and popularity would actually be a "bad reflection" on him because of his controversial lyrics, and insisted there would be no confusion because the music mogul has no medical background.

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