The Weeknd has hit back in the worldwide charts with My Dear Melancholy, the surprise six-song EP he released on Friday. The R&B star’s elation of the album may be short lived, as reports have surfaces that a legal battle has begun with the rapper against realtor Eymun Talasazan. The trademark dispute is over the name of his last album, Starboy.
The 28-year-old singer has reportedly filed court documents against Eymun Talasazan, a realtor who filed for the “Starboy” trademark shortly after The Weeknd dropped his chart-topping album of the same name in 2016. This legal move follows Talasazan’s attempt to trademark a comic book 11 days after The Weeknd and Marvel announced a Starboy comic book collaboration.
At least The Weeknd can rest assured he’s not the only victim of Talasazan’s shady business antics. The real estate agent previously filed trademarks for “Straight Outta Bombton” and “Runnin’ Through the 6” in an attempt to ride the coattails of rap icons N.W.A and Drake, respectively.
We will update as it happens.