NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Oct. 17, 1997--Attorneys for hip hop artist Warren G. have apparently filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles against singer Garth Brooks claiming trademark infringement.
At issue is the "g" that has been used in merchandising and advertising for both artists. Brooks' attorney, Russell Jones, has responded to news of the lawsuit with the following quote:
"On behalf of our client, Garth Brooks, we filed a lawsuit two weeks ago (Oct. 3, 1997) in federal court in Nashville, against Warren Griffin III aka Warren G. asking the court for a declaratory judgement of non-infringement. Although we have not had the opportunity to read Mr. Griffin's suit, late-filed today, it would appear that Mr. Griffin is responding to Garth Brooks' lawsuit. Garth Brooks owns certain trademark and servicemark rights which must be protected and therefore Mr. Brooks' lawsuit was unfortunately necessitated. Mr. Brooks has always been responsive and reasonable and regrets that Warren G's representatives have failed to reciprocate. All parties agree that they hope this can be worked out amicably."
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