Nipsey Hussle’s Estate Suing Crips, LLC Over Trademark For “TMC” Slogan

Nipsey Hussle’s Estate Suing Crips, LLC Over Trademark For “TMC” Slogan

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Fans walk as they wait outside The Marathon Clothing store for the funeral procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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It has only been a year since the passing a Los Angeles hero and music icon Nipsey Hussle, and while many of his fans have cringed to his popular TMC motto, Hussle’s estate is currently suing the Crips over a trademark for “The Marathon Continues”.

As the ‘Victory Lap’ rapper once held ties as a member of the known Crips gang, Nip’s family is going up against the current organization for trying to capitalize off of his catchphrases. Earlier this month, Crips, LLC were reportedly filing to trademark “The Marathon Continues” and now the estate is moving forward to prevent that form happening. Nipsey’s brother Samuel Asghedom argues that the estate should have ownership of the catchphrase and they are owed monetary compensation for and calling or any mercy that was produced using Nipsey’s saying to be destroyed.

Although the estate claims to have filed a trademark less than two months after Hussle’s passing, the Crips current filing occurred despite the gang agreeing to abandon the trademarks and apparently issuing the Asghedom family an apology.


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