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Ludacris

'Disturbing Tha Peace'

Belongs to Me, Son!

12/6/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ludacris
says his record label "Disturbing tha Peace" has a reputation to uphold -- so he's slapping a Texas couple with a lawsuit accusing them of jacking his company's name. 

Luda -- real name Chris Bridges -- filed legal docs this month ... claiming Demetri and Donna Evans-Brown are illegally using the phrase "Disturb The Peace" for their audio equipment biz and musical recordings. 

But Luda says he's owned the trademark for "Disturbing tha Peace" since 2003 -- it's also the title of his 2005 album -- and the couple's use of a similar name will confuse customers and ruin his primo rep.

Luda is asking a judge to force the Browns to stop using the trademark ASAP -- and he's suing for damages, plus attorneys' fees.

Lights out!

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David    

you're a coward luda. do you really have to sue for damages? common guy

594 days ago
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Kelly    

Wow, because he is the only one who's ever used that phrase! Who is he going to sue next, the cops or the D.A. for charging someone with that crime? Grown up and stop picking on the little guy. Don't force someone into to poor house when you really don't need the money for using a common saying.

594 days ago
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CN    

That's ludicrous. And ridiculous.

594 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

NonSense !....

594 days ago
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DopeLikeCoke    

I can MAYBE see asking the judge to ask the couple to stop using your phrase for profit. If it is in fact yours. But suing non-millionaires, when you're a multi millionaire?! Classless. But maybe your GF, who you 'suggested' drop out of medical school to be with you, will sue you. Karma. And not your daughters name either.

594 days ago
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shiela    

Only in America can some a**hole sue for words used in common language. Its one thing if you made up the word like Snoop did with shizzle but damn if disturbing the peace wasn't already in the english language... How about using that money to sue for needy children and families in this country. You greedy peice of crap!!!!

594 days ago
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James     

it's a legal term *******. it's not like you coined it. it's a mom and pop shop. **** off.

594 days ago
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Opinionof1    

Hateful and idiotic comments already! No surprise. If you've worked for something and you company is called DISTURBING THA PEACE then you have a right to it no matter what. No one else can name their restaurant McDonalds. No different from the Kardashian law suit for their cosmetic line.

594 days ago
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OH ESE!!    

Thats right Luda...u should go to court with the lirics bitch get out the way..

594 days ago
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OH ESE!!    

O ese

594 days ago
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Kaaka    

I agree with him , that's why when you starting a company or putting out a new product make sure you do your homework and find what name is LEGAL to use.Thats why if i was to open a fast food joint and name it taco bell i should be surprise if people with suits walk in to know whats up.

594 days ago
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Nostraldumass    

When is the last time anyone thought of spike lee when you hear SPIKE TV? Never ever, maybe once when he decided to sue, AND LOST ! Bahahahahahaaaa

594 days ago
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Ray In PV    

Just wondering why TMZ didn't report that Demitri and Donna have been using that name for their business since 1998 and filed for trademark in 2000, two years before Ludacris filed for his name. http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/10/_it_was_in_2001.php

594 days ago
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David    

yes, coward is the word I used & f*ck you, is this a english test? It's tmz you sack tickler. you spelled how hoe you idiot. he is in fact a coward, he could have just had them change their name without seeking damages considering disturbing the peace is a rather common phrase. For real though, eat a d*ck. who brings up capital letters in a tmz comment?

594 days ago
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Raymond    

If someone gave him trademark rights for that he should win. Way too similar of a name and too similar of a business

594 days ago
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