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Trey Songz & 'Storage Wars' Star

Trademark Battle Heating Up?

YUUUP!

4/17/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Has R&B superstar Trey Songz counter-sued "Storage Wars" star David Hester in their trademark battle over the term YUUUP! ... YUUUP

Do both Songz and Hester each claim they have the trademark to the term YUUUP! and sell merchandise with the term on it? At least according to court docs filed in New York??? YUUUP!

Did Hester originally sue last year, asking a judge to allow him to continue selling merchandise and using the term ... even though Songz had sent him a cease and desist letter? YUUUP!

Did Songz, in papers filed on April 2, claim he's had the right to use the trademark since back in 2009 ... while Hester only filed his trademark in 2011? YUUUP!

Does Songz want a judge to void Hester's trademark and award him damages? YUUUP!

Has a judge ruled? Nope.
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43 COMMENTS

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1.

NuBiXx    

It's annoying enough to hear David say Yuup every ****ing second on that lame ass show now we have to read it on tmz.

919 days ago
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two cents    

It's a no brainer. Who had it trademarked first? D'uh. Besides, David is such an arrogant little putz. Pay up little man.

919 days ago
3.

BEE    

YUUUP. Now that's Stupid.....Two no body's yet TMZ reports it...i guess they report anything....LOL

918 days ago
4.

PJ    

Annoyingly written story? YUUUP!

918 days ago
5.

Barry D    

Does anyone give a crap?NOPE!

918 days ago
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J B    

Yuuup---Ready to see Hester go away. This man is the most arrogant, egotistical, self-centered person I have ever seen. And he keeps getting worse and worse. Hope he loses the YUP lawsuit! YUP I DO!

918 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Explain to me how someone can TM a word lol. Well I'm going to TM the word Moron, and you guys being one, violates my TM lol

918 days ago
8.

Amber    

I really, REALLY wish they would give rights to the other guy!!! I can't even watch the show anymore because of Dave's annoying azz!!!!!!!

918 days ago
9.

Hammer    

Both douche bags

918 days ago
10.

superbadnerves1    

I'm having a wtf moment its a damn word how can you own it this is stupid I can understand something like lets get ready to rumbleeee but this oh please

918 days ago
11.

W.    

Can you really be considered a star from "Storage Wars"? What is a star nowadays?

918 days ago
12.

MJB's #1 Fan    

Stupid little singer. Stupid little bidder.
Both of you should lose the case. The word is used by everyone.

918 days ago
13.

Orlando    

It is simply a race to the trademark office….

918 days ago
14.

CrisDizzle    

Sue him: YUPPPPPPP!!!!

918 days ago
15.

FuNdErBuRk    

That is HILARIOUS!! I have been using the word since 1968, they both need to pay ME!!!!

918 days ago
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