Christian Rockers Sue Warner, Rappers Over 'New Boyz' Name

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT) -- Christian rock band Newsboys lodged a trademark infringement suit Friday in Tennessee against rap duo New Boyz and label Warner Music Inc. claiming the rappers' name is confusingly similar.

Newsboys Inc. and band manager Wes Campbell accuse New Boyz members Dominic “Legacy” Thomas and Earl “Ben J” Benjamin, as well as Warner, of infringing the Christian rock group’s trademarked name.

“Defendant’s name is so similar in terms of appearance, sound, meaning and connotation as to be deceptively similar to plaintiff’s trade name ... and will cause...
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Case Title

Newsboys, Inc. et al v. Warner Music Inc. et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-00678

Court

Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

William J. Haynes, Jr

Date Filed

July 6, 2012

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