following Nipsey hussleThe company’s estate has filed a lawsuit against the Crips organization over the rights of the beloved rapper Slogan “The marathon continues” last year, the two sides reached an agreement.
According to legal documents obtained by XXL, who were filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California on Thursday, March 25, Samiel Asghedom – aka Blacc Sam – Nipsey’s brother and estate administrator, and Tia Hollis, Crips’ managing member , LLC – otherwise referred as the Crips Street Gang – informed the court that a settlement had been reached. The record also indicates that “the parties are in the process of preparing a formal settlement agreement.”
As previously reported, Blacc Sam took legal action against the Crips organization last October over rights to the slogan. In legal deposit, Sam accused the Crips of submitting documents in May 2019 to the brand “The marathon continues” to be used to “organize and conduct sports programs for young people; Reservation of concerts; Development of educational manuals for others in the field of community organizing, gang prevention, gang intervention ”, in addition to entertainment services, music and more.
Blacc Sam registered trademarks for the slogan the same month for clothing, education and entertainment services.
Months later, in September 2019, the Crips organization filed a registered trademark to use the slogan “The Marathon Clothing” for garments such as hoodies, shirts, shorts, T-shirts and jogging pants.
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed just yards from his Marathon clothing store at Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. He was 33 years old. Two months after Nip’s death, the Crips organization registered its trademark for the rights to the rapper’s slogan.
The Crips apologized to Nipsey’s estate, but that didn’t stop them from trying to pursue their trademark filings.
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