Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2020, 10:01 AMUpdated: Oct. 16, 2020, 4:03 PM

Dr. Dre’s Name Tied Up in Messy Divorce, Along With Fortune (2)

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

Dr. Dre’s wife isn’t just aiming for half the rap mogul’s estate in their bitter divorce. In a sense, she says she owns half of his name, too.

Nicole Young’s accusations that Andre Young tried to hide assets by moving trademarks they allegedly jointly own, including registrations of his stage name Dr. Dre, to a limited liability corporation open a window on the legal implications of trademarks in marriage.

Marks on things ranging from the rights to “Star Trek” to rock stars’ songs have long made celebrity divorces messy, but case law on the various complexities can be sparse because ...

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