Rapper’s Estate Sues Crips Over ‘Marathon Continues’ Trademark

Oct. 13, 2020, 8:06 PM

The estate of late California rapper Nipsey Hussle sued the holding company for the Crips gang in Los Angeles federal court for allegedly infringing his “Marathon” trademarks.

Hussle was the professional name of Ermias Asghedom, who was murdered in 2019. He owned federal trademarks covering “The Marathon” and “The Marathon Continues"—the names of two of his mixtapes—and related “Marathon” marks covering clothing, charity services, and film production, among other things.

Hussle’s brother Samiel Asghedom, a.k.a. Blacc Sam, says he’s the administrator of Hussle’s estate, and sued Crips LLC—which the gang said it created to “shine up a sullied reputation” and...

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