Circle-R for the G-Unit

Right out of the Smoking Gun:

Back in the day when young drug dealer 50 Cent had a beef, he’d settle it gangsta style. But the old days are long gone and now rapper Curtis Jackson has trademark attorneys do his dirty work for him. In the below complaint filed Friday in Pennsylvania federal court, 50 accuses a Philadelphia area car dealer of using a newspaper ad with a picture of him and the tagline “JUST LIKE 50 SAYS!” to shill Dodge Magnums. The 30-year-old artist, who is described in the filing as “known for his good looks, ‘gangsta’ image and hard knocks success story” is seeking more than $1 million for the trademark hijacking.

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    […] It’s one of these annoying click-through traps.  Now, I can hardly imagine Fitty’s safety is really threatened, but this is of course a pretty clear violation of Curtis James Jackson III’s right of publicity and probably some trademark rights. […]