Rap Duo Takes '50/50' Trademark Battle To High Court

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Eastland Music Group LLC has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its trademark infringement suit against a Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. subsidiary over the title of the 2011 indie film “50/50,” arguing the Seventh Circuit incorrectly applied the Lanham Act in upholding the case’s dismissal.

The Seventh Circuit ruled in February that Eastland, a Florida music company that owns the “Phifty-50” trademark that is in use as the name of a rap group, hadn't shown that consumers would be confused as to the origin of the...
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