Hip-hop legend Eminem has filed a lawsuit against a podcast called ‘Reasonably Shady’, alleging that the podcast’s name infringes on his trademark and has the potential to damage his brand. Eminem files a lawsuit against the ‘Reasonably Shady’ podcast, claiming that his brand will be ‘harmed., let’s discuss it in detail.
According to legal documents filed on Tuesday, the rapper’s legal team claims that the name ‘Reasonably Shady’ is too similar to Eminem’s own brand ‘Shady Records’, and could cause confusion among consumers. The suit further alleges that the podcast’s use of the name would create a false association between the rapper and the show, potentially harming his reputation and financial losses.
The lawsuit states that the ‘Reasonably Shady podcast is using Eminem’s intellectual property to promote their show and that this violates his trademark rights. Eminem’s team is seeking an injunction to prevent the podcast from using the name and monetary damages for any harm caused to the rapper’s brand.
The ‘Reasonably Shady’ podcast two women host has yet to respond publicly to the lawsuit. The show, which bills itself as “an uncensored podcast where we talk about everything under the sun”, covers a range of topics including pop culture, relationships, and mental health.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, is one of the most successful rappers ever, with over 150 million records sold worldwide. He is known for his distinctive style and controversial lyrics, which have often courted controversy throughout his career.
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This is not the first time that Eminem has been involved in a legal battle over his intellectual property. In 2020, the rapper sued the National Party of New Zealand for using his song ‘Lose Yourself’ in a campaign ad. The party eventually apologized and paid an undisclosed settlement to the rapper.
It remains to be seen how the ‘Reasonably Shady’ lawsuit will be resolved, but it is clear that Eminem takes the protection of his brand very seriously. For the rapper, his name and reputation are just as important as his music, and he will not hesitate to take legal action to protect them.
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