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Record Co. Claims Suge Knight Black Balled 'Em

6/2/2009 2:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suge KnightIf Suge Knight wants to name his record company Blackball Records, he names it Blackball Records -- even if someone else has the name.

But the original owners of Black Ball Records (slightly different spelling) have fired off a cease and desist letter to Suge, very politely pointing out he has infringed on their copyright.

Suge has been using the name since 2008, claims Black Ball, and the two sides have tried to reach a settlement to no avail.

Suge's people tell us they filed for the copyright in 2006, but dropped it earlier this year. The original Blackball Records people say they've had it since 2002.

Looks like the trademark office will have to settle this one.

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1.

toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1867 days ago
2.

white chocolate    

Who cares? He's ugly anyways.

1867 days ago
3.

who dat    

Suge is a thug that belongs back in prison.

1867 days ago
4.

uh?    

You waste space with a story from a fat "man" who sold his under ware to eat?? Class act TMZ..

1867 days ago
5.

wolfer    

haha they said black balled, get it?

1867 days ago
6.

barry Gordy is genius    

whatever happened to that other label?

1867 days ago
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barry Gordy is genius    

Suge Knight now lives in Fresno, by the way. He drives a red SUV and a red Lambo.

1867 days ago
8.

antoinette    

DANG # 1 YOU REALLY HAVE TO GET A LIFE ........ THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE FIRST ALL TIME IS IF YOU YOUR FAT A.S.S ON THE COMPUTER ALL DAY AND WAIT WHAT A FAT A.S.S

1867 days ago
9.

Mikey    

HE SHOULD CALL IT ONE BALL RECORDS!

1867 days ago
10.

The REAL DEAL    

When is this guy gonna get his turn at the end of a gun battle - with all of the criminal activity he is involved in I am surprised that he has not ended up like Tupac or the countless other ghetto thug rappers taking the celestial dirt nap. I bet you can get odds on this in Vegas.

1867 days ago
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m    

You can't copyright a name. These are TRADEMARKS we're talking about here.

1867 days ago
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mike    

It looks me like his survivor show needs to pay up.......... Or he should pay these people before they take all of the money he has made on Black Ball Records. Sug needs to be honest for once in his life and stop taking things that do not belong to him.
That's right he was in jail!

1867 days ago
13.

iraida    

IF THE OTHER RECORD COMPANY DROPED IN 2002 SUGE KNIGHT SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO PICK IT UP THE OTHER COMPANY NO LONGER WANTED IT. JUST WANT TO MAKE $$$$$$$$$$$$$ FROM A LAW SUIT.

1867 days ago
14.

mia    

I know this sounds harsh, but I wish someone would take this thug out. He's a worthless piece of crap.

1867 days ago
15.

Apple Juice    

Suge, how about "blackball thugs"? Obviously he knows he's wrong, because he drop the copyright request.

1867 days ago
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