Rapper Dr. Dre has lost a trademark infringement suit against obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Drai. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dismissed Dr. Dre’s challenge.
Dr. Drai, legal name Draion M. Burch, was hoping to trademark the name Dr. Drai for his medical and motivational speaking services, his books, videos podcasts and other productions. Dr. Dre, legally known as Andre Young, has attempted to block the application for many years, based on the grounds that it could cause confusion between the two brands and falsely suggest a connection between them.
Dr. Dre didn’t issue a comment after the ruling. But buried in the 49-page document is a quote from Dr. Drai which summed up how he felt about the matter:
“I was just appalled how someone would think that I wanted to be them and I actually went to medical school.”