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Jay Z Named In $600 Million Lawsuit Over The Name "Brooklyn Nets"

(AllHipHop News) Jay Z is not even an owner of the Brooklyn Nets franchise anymore, but the rapper-turned-mogul is still one of the defendants in $600 million trademark lawsuit. Radar Online is reporting that a businessman named Dr. Francois de Cassagnol is suing Jay, the Nets, the NBA, and developer Bruce Ratner for unlawfully trademarking the name “Brooklyn Nets.”

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De Cassagnol claims that he trademarked the name over a decade ago in Louisiana, and the defendants “fraudulently conspired” to manipulate the U.S. Patent Office. He also alleges that he contacted Nets and NBA officials before the team moved from Jersey and was told the franchise would most likely use the name “New York Nets.”

The NBA won a previous appeal to the Patent Office. A review board ruled that de Cassagnol’s paperwork was filed after the announcement that the Nets were moving to Brooklyn and that none of the uses of his Louisiana businesses conflicted with the NBA’s federal trademark application. De Cassagnol went on to file his current multimillion dollar complaint in New York on December 9th of last year.

Besides being named in a $600 million lawsuit, Jay is tied to another potential case as well. According to Uproxx.com, the Magna Carta Holy Grail creator had his lawyers contact Bohemia Interactive, the makers of the game DayZ, about changing the name of their zombie multiplayer to ZDay or possibly face being sued.

“We declined. But it did make me laugh,” shared DayZ developer Dean Hall during a Reddit AMA.

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  • 84stickupkid

    We reap what we sow

    • GQ

      Sow some money seeds so you can quit being a broke ass hater

      • 84stickupkid

        SKIRT

      • GQ

        You keep saying Skirt? I guess you’re referring to Kanye? Fukk Kanye and his skirt, I don’t support that shyt, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that you’re a old, poor, lonely ass hater with too much time on his hands.

      • 84stickupkid

        Why use the G.O.O.D music cover if u ain’t like Kanye? Talk REAL hip hop and REAL issues and I am happy 2, but if you want to throw s–t at me(which u did first) what do u expect in return? Ill Bill, Apathy, Outerspace, AOTP, Mac Dre RIP, J5, JT the Bigga Figga, Deltron 3030, EL P, C Rayz Walz, Hiero, J Live, Ice T, Chuck D, Bambaataa, Whodini, Hobo Junction, Psycho Realm, JMT, Vinnie P., that’s str8 HH to me..who ya got?

      • GQ

        I use the cover because a good friend of mine was involved in the making of that album, and i’m proud of him.

        Still, no one wants to hear the lonely, poor old man complain about shut. So that “skirt” talk is irrelevant.

      • 84stickupkid

        Ok you could have been cool about it but you had to come wit some ol hatin. So many times you fools say quit hatin, yet you guys are some of the biggest haters on the site. Bit hypocritical…u say F–k Kanye and his skirt but you proud your friend worked on his album?

      • GQ

        Yes, I’m proud of my friend. He’s living his dream, and worked hella hard to get to where he is. He did a job, and? I have to like Kanye for me to be proud of my friend for working with him? He’s working with a few artist I don’t care for, and?

        You really need a life old man.

      • 84stickupkid

        More hypocrisy…a few posts back you told me to kill my self, now you saying I need a life? Make your mind up.

      • GQ

        Smh..

    • Antwon Grant

      and what is he reaping from this?

  • JimJames29

    Thats kinda ironic that ‘Brooklyn Nets’ the baseball team does not conflict with ‘Brooklyn Nets’ the Louisiana Business (?), but ‘DayZ’ the videogam somehow conflicts with ‘JayZ’ the rapper.

    • Dope

      He obviously doesn’t even know how the game DayZ was conceived. Should’ve investigated before making a stupid move on this one if he thinks they named it after him.

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  • U.P.T.nw4eva

    Frivolous law suit.

  • jacksjus

    Even if he was found guilty, he only owned less than a percent of the team. Going by this logic he would owe much less than $6 million in the judgement. That’s nothing but a sprained ankle for Jay. Lol!

    • coast

      Naw better yet, It’ll be nothing more than a simple paper cut. It’s gonna sting a little, but after an hour or so, he’ll get over it.

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  • Lmao at the “DayZ” shit …nice try Hov

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  • thegroove112

    Dayz? Really Jay? Good try tho brohammer.

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  • digitallife

    Good luck winning that DayZ lawsuit..they have better lawyers than you lol.

    • Antwon Grant

      ur really dumb enuff to believe that?

      • digitallife

        I’m dumb for saying a digital corporation has better lawyers than Jay-Z?..at that a popular super profitable company with one of the hottest and most anticipated games in history..they have lower quality lawyers than a rapper…in what f’ing galaxy son? Mofo’s will defend jay-z beyond the point of their knees being scuffed up.

      • digitallife

        Guess I hit a nerve..they sell knee pads for that son.

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  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    EDOG toss tranny salad

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