Jay Z Among Those Being Sued For $600 Million Over The Brooklyn Nets’ Name


Stacy-Ann Ellis | January 24, 2014 - 3:46 am

Just when things were going great for Jay Z, one of those well-referenced 99 problems found a way to creep into his perfect picture. According to RadarOnline, Hov, the NBA and developer Bruce Ratner are being sued for $600 million over the Brooklyn Nets.

The plaintiff, Dr. Francois de Cassagnol, claimed that he trademarked the name “Brooklyn Nets” over ten years ago and the three defendants ”fraudulently conspired” to use “loopholes” in the U.S. Patent Office so they could use the name.

Dr. de Cassagnol filed a pro se complaint with the Eastern District of the State of New York on December 9, 2013, but has been legally battling the issue since the Nets announced their location and name change in 2012.

Check out the court documents yourself, courtesy of RadarOnline.

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