Entertainment Rapper Dr. Dre loses a trademark dispute with ob/gyn Dr. Drai

19:51  09 may  2018
19:51  09 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Dr . Drai , a Pennsylvania-based gynecologist filed in 2015 to trademark his name and “ Doctor Drai OBGYN & Media Personality.” Dr . Dre tried to pump the brakes on that application, claiming it would cause confusion in the marketplace … since their names sound alike.

Dr . Dre . Loses Name Game with OB / GYN . Dr . Drai , a Pennsylvania-based gynecologist filed in 2015 to trademark his name and “ Doctor Drai OBGYN & Media Personality.”

Dr. Dre et al. posing for the camera © Getty Images/DrDrai.com

Dr. Dre is a West Coast musician and businessman known the world over for his platinum-selling albums. for discovering Eminem, and for Beats, the headphones hanging around the necks of athletes and celebs.

He, however, is not a real doctor.

Dr. Drai, on the other hand, is an actual doctor -- a Pennsylvania ob/gyn who appears on TV and has authored books on sexual health with titles like "20 Things You May Not Know About the Penis."

The two doctors have been locked in a multi-year dispute -- an East Coast/West Coast feud of sorts -- over their names.

Drai (real name Draion M. Burch) wants to trademark the name Dr. Drai for his medical and motivational speaking services, and for his books, videos, podcasts etc etc.

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Joseph Okpako/WireImage Former N.W.A rapper -turned-music-mogul Dr . Dre has been involved in a legal battle for the rights to his name for years . MTV Raps . Rather, he was fighting a trademark filed by a Pennsylvania-based OB / GYN named Doctor Drai .

Dr . Drai , a Pennsylvania-based gynecologist filed in 2015 to trademark his name and “ Doctor Drai OBGYN & Media Personality.” Dr . Dre tried to pump the brakes on that application The rapper celebrated turning 31 Sunday in Miami surrounded by friends, including David Grutman, at Komodo.

Dre (real name Andre Young) has tried to block the application on the grounds that it could cause confusion between the two brands and falsely suggest a connection between them.

Last week, the trial and appeal board of the US Patent and Trademark Office dismissed Dr. Dre's challenge.

Dre didn't issue a comment after the ruling. But buried in the 49-page document is a quote from 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."

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