NWA Member's Wife Reaches Deal With Son In Trademark Row

By Tiffany Hu (August 9, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The wife of the late N.W.A. member Eazy-E and his son have agreed to settle a lawsuit in California federal court over the use of "Straight Outta Compton" and other phrases associated with the rap group.

In a Wednesday court filing, Eazy-E's son, Eric Darnel Wright, agreed to stop using several marks now owned by his stepmother, Tomica Woods-Wright, to promote his own company.

In addition to "Straight Outta Compton" and "N.W.A.," Wright is also prohibited from using "Compton Records," "Ruthless" and "Ruthless Records" — the name of his late father's record label — though he will be able to use...

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