Rick Ross settled the legal drama on Monday (Dec. 19) over his 2014 album title Mastermind. As Law360 reports, the platinum-selling rapper won the lawsuit filed by Raul Caiz, a rapper who owned the trademark for “Mastermind.”
“When claims are made against our clients, we litigate them very aggressively," said Ross’ attorney, Leron E. Rogers.
Caiz sued Ross and Universal Records for infringement of the "Mastermind" persona, the album title, and tour. Caiz claimed that he used the term extensively throughout his own 17-year music career.
“We are happy that the court not only ruled in Ross and Universal’s favor, but also took the extra step to cancel Plaintiff’s trademark,” Rogers stated. The case was filed in the Central District Court of California, and resulted in Ross winning. Caiz’s trademark was also canceled.