LL Cool J collected a major 'W' in his lawsuit against a 'Rock The Bells' concert promoter.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge granted the rap legend a default judgment against Guerilla Union, Inc. LL had sued the promoters, accusing them of using the name 'Rock the Bells,' which he had been using for years.
The judge ordered the promoter to immediately transfer all control of social media accounts, website domains, and other intellectual property as well as an injunction against Guerilla Union prohibiting them from ever using 'Rock The Bells' or anything similar to LL’s other marks.
Any rap fans know that LL released a track called “Rock the Bells,” in 1985 and had a SiriusXM hip-hop channel named 'Rock The Bells Radio'.
Guerilla reportedly filed for the trademark without his permission to use for a hip-hop music festival, which launched in 2004 and ran through 2013.
LL then he petitioned the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel all of Guerilla Union’s trademarks, which the board granted in 2017 but the concert promoter reportedly continued to try and trademark the name for various purposes.