S2:Ep15 LL Cool J Wins Trademark Lawsuit But Not For The Reason You Think – The Legal Tea

S2:Ep15 LL Cool J Wins Trademark Lawsuit But Not For The Reason You Think

In late April of this year, LL received a default judgment against Guerrilla Division after they failed to respond to the lawsuit. I’m excited for the win but I don’t want you to leave here thinking that LL had some sort of priority because of his 1985 hit, Rock the Bells.

3 top takeaways

1. Respond to mail you receive from the court. It could cost you a lot more than access to email accounts.
2. LL Cool J’s trademark rights were established through use of the mark in association of goods and services not his song.
3. Trademark registration is only the beginning of protecting your brand. You must police and enforce your rights.

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