Lil Jon has retained an legal professional after threatening Stay Nation for using his tune title “Lovers & Friends” for a competition that he’s not even scheduled to play in, in line with authorized paperwork obtained by The Shade Room.
The information, first broke by TMZ on Monday, confirmed court docket filings of Lil Jon’s legal professional, filed in opposition to Stay Nation, having detailed his efforts to succeed in a financial settlement with the wildly standard Las Vegas music competition.
Lil Jon Calls Out Stay Nation Competition For Stealing His “Lovers & Friends” Title
The authorized doc states that the rapper had “trusted Live Nation to do the right thing,” after claiming the concert-promoter’s competition was ripping off the King of Crunk’s 2004 hit “Lovers & Friends,” that includes Usher and Ludacris.
It goes on to say that the title of the tune, and of the competition in query, has turn into “synonymous” with the rapper, and made point out of frequent regulation trademark infringement.
Lil Jon reportedly instantly objected to the corporate’s use of the title, and mentioned he had contacted Stay Nation asking the place they acquired a license to make use of the “Lovers & Friends” title.
“We Don’t Need No Stinking License!” Lil Jon’s Authorized Doc Claims Stay Nation Replied
Stay Nation responded primarily “we don’t need no stinking license!” the authorized doc states.
The threatening letter went on to say that Stay Nation has since made the competition an annual factor, additional angering Lil Jon.
Lovers & Associates 2022 lineup is right here:
Usher, Ciara, Nelly, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Ashanti, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill + extra are on as performers.
It’ll be offered by Stay Nation, Snoop Canine, and Bobby Dee.
Common admission tickets begin at $175 and VIP tickets begin at $300. pic.twitter.com/mhEByS0GI1
— MUSICXCLUSIVES (@MusicXclusives) July 29, 2021
“At best, this is a serious infringement of Lil Jon’s common law trademark.”
Rapper Believes Concertgoers Will Imagine He Is Concerned In Competition Ought to Stay Nation Refuse To Change Identify
The rapper’s authorized discover additionally famous that the majority concertgoers will assume he’s concerned with the competition, primarily based solely of the competition’s title.
The discover dismissed Stay Nation’s efforts to trademark the title with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Workplace, which the rapper’s legal professional says “doesn’t alter the truth that Lil Jon owns the frequent regulation trademark of the title.
The forceful authorized letter ended saying the rapper believes he can come to an settlement with Stay Nation that would make each events joyful.
In the meantime, Lil Jon added he’s not afraid to maneuver ahead with litigation and a lawsuit ought to no settlement come to fruition.
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