Rappers Don't Tread On Christian Rockers' Mark, Judge Says

Law360, Chicago (July 12, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Rap duo New Boyz and label Warner Music Inc. toppled a trademark infringement suit they faced from the Christian rock band Newsboys on Thursday, when a Tennessee federal judge found the plaintiffs failed to show that consumers were likely to confuse the two musical groups.

U.S. District Chief Judge William J. Haynes Jr. granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the first amended complaint lodged in April under the Lanham Act by Newsboys Inc. and the group's manager, Wesley Campbell, who is the sole owner of the...
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Case Title

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


Case Number

3:12-cv-00678

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Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Trademark

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William J. Haynes, Jr

Date Filed

July 6, 2012

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