Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s estate sent Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment a cease-and-desist letter on Wednesday (July 11) testing Weezy’s pending applications to trademark the expression “New Dirty Bastard,” as per The Blast.
The letter asserts that Young Money’s request for trademarks, filed on May 31, infringe on the estate’s “full right, title, and interest in and to the name and likeness” of ODB. The late Wu-Tang rapper’s are threatening legal action if Tunechi doesn’t fall back.
According to the documents on file in the United States Patent and Trademark Office database, , Young Money looks for authorization to utilize the expression “New Dirty Bastard” for the purposes of record production, music streaming, clothing and jewelry. It’s vague what inspired the application.
In the wake of leaving Cash Money Records in June, Wayne has implied that his highly-anticipated Tha Carter V is coming soon, however, he has never alluded to the task by some other name. YM’s roster additionally prominently incorporates Nicki Minaj, who is planned to discharge her forthcoming album, Queen, on Aug. 10.
With respect to how Dirt McGirt’s kin are attempting to save his inheritance, the estate launched an ODB-marked digital currency titled Dirty Coin in March. “In the past, dad’s music was ahead of its time, so it makes sense that he would be ahead of the technology of money now,” Dirty’s son said in a statement at the time.