Jay-Z Wins Legal Battle Over Restaurant Name


Jay-Z


The rapper previously lost the case against 'Hell's Kitchen' winner Terry Miller over the name Rockafella but he won the London appeal.

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has won the latest round in an ongoing legal battle over the name of a restaurant in England. The rapper filed suit against celebrity chef Terry Miller five years ago over the name of his Rockafella restaurant in Newcastle, claiming the title would lead to confusion with his Roc-A-Fella Records music empire.

A judge ruled in Miller's favor and last year, he was granted the U.K. trademark for the restaurant and food-branding name Rockafella, while Jay-Z was ordered to pay the cook's legal costs. But the "99 Problems" hitmaker appealed the decision and was handed victory during a hearing in London on Monday, February 21.

Professor Ruth Annand overturned the original judgment, claiming the previous case manager was wrong to say the two business names would not clash because Jay-Z's entertainment ventures were not entirely separate from the catering trade.

Miller, who launched the business after winning U.K. cooking reality show "Hell's Kitchen" in 2005, closed the eatery in 2010, but runs a catering company under the same name. He is reportedly considering appealing the latest ruling.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Heavily Pregnant Beyonce Flaunts Massive Baby Bump When Partying in Low-Cut Dress
  2. Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Left Suicide Note for His Jailhouse Gay Lover
  3. Khloe Kardashian Flashes Lace Bra and Panties. See Her Red Hot Look!
  4. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Got Caught by Police While Having Sex During Their First Date
  5. Serena Williams Expecting Baby With Boyfriend Alexis Ohanian
  6. 'Outlander' Stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe Bring On-Screen Romance to Real Life in Cape Town
  7. Kim Kardashian Flaunts Her Tempting Figure in These Bedazzled 'Bedtime' Bikini Snaps
  8. 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and Release Date Officially Announced
  9. Nicole Kidman Is Covered With Blood in 'The Beguiled' Full Trailer
  10. Jaden Smith Plans to Release K-Pop Single This Year

CELEBS PHOTO