NY Daily News has recently reported that Teddy Riley has taken former band member Chauncey Hannibal to court in order to regain the legal rights on the “Blackstreet” name.
Riley has filed papers in a Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday (Mar.18) claiming that Hannibal allowed the Blackstreet trademark renewal to expire and then fraudulently applied for registration under his name and listed himself as the owner of the group’s name. Riley wants an injunction to keep Hannibal from claiming the name.
I am really shocked that such a legendary group is even going through things like this. I expected better. Hopefully they get this situation sorted out very soon.
-Bri Christian (@brirezy)