After battling some legal troubles this year, Rick Ross came up big after winning his case in court for the Mastermind trademark. The lawsuit was brought up against the Miami rapper after another rapper claimed to have owned the trademark.
The trademark was used on Rozay’s sixth studio album Mastermind, which was released back in 2014. The plaintiff argued that the “Mastermind” trademark was infringed by Ross, Maybach Music Group and Universal Music Group. He also argued that the entire Mastermind persona was infringed by Ross and his associates.
The plaintiff was seeking millions of dollars in damages, but the District Court for the Central District of California disagreed. After a ruling in favor of Ross and Universal Music Group, the plaintiff came up with nothing.
Leron E. Rogers, Rozay’s attorney, made a statement regarding this matter. “When claims are made against our clients, we litigate them very aggressively.” Rogers said. “We are happy that the court not only ruled in Ross and Universal’s favor, but also took the extra step to cancel Plaintiff’s trademark.”