Rapper Rick Ross Wins Legal Battle Over Name

South Beach rapper Rick Ross has prevailed in a legal battle over his stage name with former crime king Ricky Ross.

The former cocaine dealer, who shot to fame and prison for running a cocaine empire in Los Angeles in the 1980s, filed suit against the artist going by “Rick Ross” in 2010, alleging he infringed a trademark by changing his name from William Leonard Roberts II to Rick Ross.

The suit was dismissed in November, 2010 after the judge assigned to the case in California’s U.S. District Court ruled that the illegal activity on Ricky Ross’ wrap sheet made it impossible to determine if he had “valid trademark for his name”.

Ross appealed the decision and took the rap star back to court, but according to TMZ, the case was again thrown out of the LA court on Thursday.


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One Response to Rapper Rick Ross Wins Legal Battle Over Name

  1. March 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

     No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay
    no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk.

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