5. Dealer Rick Ross didn't bother to register his name as a trademark, but again, hey, it should have been protected because it was widely known for its "unlawful use in commerce." "Plaintiff Rick Ross didn't register his common law or federal trademark or trade name, but Plaintiff lawfully used his name in commerce beginning in 1999, while Plaintiff was still in prison, and his name and trademark 'RICK ROSS' was first in commerce "lawfully" after 20 years of unlawful use in commerce, in 1999, as Plaintiff authorized commercial release of '100 KILOS,' a major movie."

4. Rapper Rick Ross had to steal a drug dealer's name to be seen as legitimate because, until Eminem and Kanye West, no rappers without criminal backgrounds had ever really been popular! "This false criminal image gained from using Rick Ross' name gave Roberts credibility in rap and helped sell music because in rap music prior to the success of Eminem and Kanye West, most rappers had, or claimed a criminal background that they survived, then rose to success [sic]..."

3. Dealer Rick Ross wants to own the name associated with that "criminal background" because he now wants to use it for good, really. "Plaintiff Rick Ross had a bad and criminal identity attached to his name, but now he wants to control the usage of the name so that he can associate his name with the good and lawful purposes he intends to use it for, since he's out of prison and involved in entertainment and motivational speaking..."

2. It's not just about the money — Freeway's feelings are also hurt. "Injury to the Plaintiff's right of publicity is not just limited to present or future economic loss but includes humiliation, embarrassment, and emotional or mental distress, and Defendants caused Plaintiff humiliation and mental distress."

1. Everyone knows the defendants have the big bucks, so cough up — and nobody better release Teflon Don without getting all of this sorted out. "WHEREFORE Plaintiff demands judgment against Defendants William Roberts, Carter, DEF JAM, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP et al. in excess of $10,000,000.00, exclusive of interest, court costs, attorneys' fees, compensatory, punitive, statutory, and treble damages... [As well as] other injunctive, equitable relief preventing Defendants from use of Plaintiff's name in Commerce... [including an] asset freeze on Defendant Roberts royalties, [and an order to] prohibit Defendants' release of 2010 music projects in RICK ROSS name..."

"Injury to the Plaintiff is not just limited to present or future economic loss but includes humiliation, embarrassment, and emotional or mental distress."

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Javierp777
Javierp777

Everything you read above is fake if you believe this then you are not worthy of calling yourself a strong individual. It's all part of the plan because money, no matter how it is made, can put it all together as long as everyone is fairly paid!! Wake up my peeps!!

Olopez
Olopez

Wake up my peeps. It's fake because I state it without anything to back it. Empty statements from an empty mind.

DTC
DTC

Rick Ross the rapper is a fake. Rick Ross the criminal needs to get a job.

Andy_Dick
Andy_Dick

Let me get this straight. You are suing a "legitimate" enterprise based on using a pseudonym of a criminal enterprise? Maybe he should sue for cocaine deals in his former territory? Surely Mr.Ross is due a cut. Stop the madness! You're a convicted drug dealer! It's ILLEGAL. No soup for you, ahole.

Javierp777
Javierp777

Ricky Ross is still Rick Ross, they are not two indivisuals, it's all a coverup benign fed to the weak believers of the media.. Everthing comes down to money and this is how this coverup was established. Wake up my peeps!!!!!

paul
paul

NEVER HEARD of most of these folks in La.? or, is it LA. THE SUIT is best described as dah'' as in floridah''.../?

them just bitches and LOSERS

THE courts should love this tale, more time to waste and taxpayers funds to be ripped off

G-man
G-man

How long has Rick Ross been rapping? Did "Freeway" just notice him? And who wrote the complaint? His lawyer?? Wow! He's a real whiner, I mean winner.

anon
anon

All of these idiots should be shot.

dee
dee

Huh???

Jp
Jp

DAmn I didnt know the rapper was such a fraud... he should pay up and stop making music... thats wack ass hell

nevergetcaught!
nevergetcaught!

Register your trademarks if you want a strong case against biters.

 
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