“Repeat after me, there’s only one rule: I Will Not LOSE!”-Jay-Z, “Change The Game”
Jay-Z won the latest round in a five-year legal battle with a British chef over naming rights, local newspaper The Evening Chronicle reported Monday.
The rap artist launched court proceedings against Terry Miller over the use of the word “Rockafella” — the name of the chef’s eatery in Newcastle, northeastern England.
The millionaire music star, who is married to songstress Beyonce, claimed the name would confuse people into thinking Miller’s business was associated with his Roc-A-Fella Records empire.
After Miller, 52, won a ruling granting him the exclusive trademark and the right to use the name in the UK, Roc-A-Fella Records appealed the decision — and now British lawyers hired by the record label to fight the case have been told their appeal was upheld at a hearing in London.
Miller set up his Rockafella restaurant with money he won on UK reality TV show “Hell’s Kitchen” in 2005 but closed the business four years later. He now runs an outside catering business under the same name and is considering appealing the latest ruling.