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Dr. Dre Can't Block OB-GYN's 'Dr. Drai' Trademark, TTAB Says

Law360 (May 7, 2018, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has rejected an effort by rapper Dr. Dre to block an OB-GYN named Draion M. Burch from registering his “Dr. Drai” nickname as a trademark, ruling that gynecology and music are “obviously far removed.”

In an opinion issued Thursday, the board agreed that Burch’s “Drai” name was both visually and phonetically similar to Dre’s, but repeatedly highlighted just how different the services offered under the names would be.

“Obstetrics and gynecology are a subject matter which is obviously far removed...
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