Los Angeles, CA – LL Cool J is reportedly suing live performance promotor Guerilla Union, Inc. over their Rock The Bells pageant identify. According to The Blast, the Hip Hop heavyweight is accusing the corporate of stealing the identify from his 1985 tune “Rock The Bells” and needs a decide to bar Guerilla Union from ever utilizing it once more.
Court paperwork say the live performance promoter and founder Chang Weisberg filed for a “Rock the Bells” trademark in 2004. Earlier this 12 months, LL launched a SiriusXM channel of the identical identify.
The seasoned MC/actor alleges the corporate filed for the trademark with out his permission to make use of for the Rock The Bells pageant. Subsequently, he requested the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel all of Guerilla Union’s logos.
Although his request was granted, LL says the corporate continues to attempt to capitalize off the identify.
LL desires a decide to grant an injunction prohibiting the promoter from utilizing it. He’s additionally asking for unspecified damages.
The Rock The Bells pageant was based in 2004 and ran for 9 years. Busta Rhymes, GZA, KRS-One and Tech N9ne have been among the many many artists to grace the pageant stage.