(AllHipHop News) A lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Comb over the use of the name Empress has officially been dismissed.
Empress Haircare Products filed a lawsuit against Diddy and his Sean John Clothing Company in January 2012.
The original lawsuit claimed that representatives for Sean John approached Empress Haircare Products, in an attempt to clear a trademark for the Empress Line of perfume Diddy hoped to market.
But Empress Haircare Products refused to grant Sean John the rights to use the name Empress and according to the original lawsuit, Diddy and company went ahead and used the name anyway, even though a trademark for the name already on file.
On October 3, Empress Haircare Products’ lawsuit against Sean John Clothing Company was dismissed with prejudice.
A lawsuit dismissed with prejudice, is usually not allowed to be retried, which could allow Sean John to use the Empress without interference.
Calls to lawyers on both sides for a more detailed explanation were not returned as of press time.