Diddy Gets Clothier's 'Dirty Money' Mark Nixed

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's appeals body has granted rap producer Sean "Diddy" Combs' request to cancel a clothing company's "Dirty Money" trademark after successfully arguing that the mark hadn't been used for several years.

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board said in an Oct. 5 ruling that All Surface Entertainment Inc.'s founder Aaron LaCanfora hadn't offered sufficient evidence that he had attempted to reintroduce a "Dirty Money" brand line of clothing between 2004 and 2009 and, instead, focused on the design for his other...
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