Rap legend LL Cool J and one of Hollywood most sought-after actor scored big this time as he won a lawsuit he brought against a concert promoter.
According Blast, LL was granted a default judgment against the named promoter, Guerilla Union, Inc. The rapper had sued accusing them of using the name “Rock the Bells,” which he had been using for years.
His requests and demands for an injunction against Guerilla Inc. to stop them from using reputation reputation signature and image was successfully granted by the presiding judge.
As a result of this judgement, the judge then ordered the promoter to immediately transfer all control of social media accounts, website domains, and other intellectual property. LL also got an injunction against Guerilla Union prohibiting them from ever using “Rock The Bells” or anything similar to LL’s other marks.
The legendary rapper said he released his classic song, “Rock the Bells,” in 1985 and even had a SiriusXM hip-hop channel named Rock The Bells Radio.
He claimed Guerilla filed for the trademark without his permission to use for a hip-hop music festival, which launched in 2004 and ran through 2013.
The rapper says he petitioned the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel all of Guerilla Union’s trademarks, which the board granted in 2017. Despite the board’s decision, he said the concert promoter continued to try and trademark the name for various purposes.
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