Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Dispute Against Gynecologist Dr. Drai

Report Dr. Dre loses trademark dispute with gynaecologist named Dr. Drai

Report Dr. Dre loses trademark dispute with gynaecologist named Dr. Drai

Artist Dr. Dre took a loss in the weird way on Tuesday.

The rapper lodged the dispute against gynaecologist Dr Drai, full name, Draion Burch, applied to register the name Dr Drai. They also claimed it would be hard for a consumer to mistakenly purchase a product from Dr. Drai when he charges $5,000 for speaking engagements.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed with the man who went to medical school, ruling last week that consumers aren't likely to be confused between the gynecologist and the Grammy victor, or believe "the parties' goods and services would emanate from the same source".

After considering the arguments, the trademark office said it was unlikely that people would be misled into buying Drai's products.

United States rap artist Dr Dre has failed in his opposition against two trademarks filed by a gynaecologist, with one lawyer suggesting an appeal would be unsuccessful too. "Being an OB-GYN, I can not be associated with anyone that has any kind of misogynistic speech because it's a bad reflection on me as a doctor", he said.

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The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) delivered its decision on Thursday, May 3.

To be clear, Dre is associated with rap music and selling headphones. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Drai frequently appears on TV and radio, travels the lecture circuit and blogs on his website. His books include "20 Things You May Not Know About The Penis" and his newest, "20 Things You May Not Know About The Vagina".

"Applicant has admitted that DR. DRAI sounds identical to DR. DRE (Burch Tr.at 154:20-155:1), and, thus, a consumer hearing them would think they are the same". "What you notice about doctors who cross over into having a brand, they typically go by their first name".

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