The world of music can be drastically difficult at times, One music label is used by others, and the trademark issues are normal in the business aspect of things for them.

In a recent situation, 6ix9ine wanted to trademark his name, but another musician, Warren Hamilton, raised questions over this and wanted things to be in his favor as he has used the stage name SIX9 since 2007.

According to All Hip Hop, he filed a suit against 6ix9ine and the legal battle ensued. With a no-show from 6ix9ine and his lawyer saying that he cannot locate the rapper and hadn’t spoken to him in months, the court moved the order in the plaintiff’s favor.

On September 6, 2022, the TTAB issued a final order sustaining the opposition by Hamilton and refusing the registration of Hernandez’s infringing 6IX9INE mark after Hernandez failed to file an amended answer in the Proceeding and file a response to the Plaintiff’s motion for default in the Proceeding.

Hamilton’s lawyer David Chase LanCarte tried to settle things with 6ix9ine’s lawyer Robert Meloni but the talks couldn’t continue as the latter suffered a cardiac arrest leading to a halt in proceedings.

On August 9, 2022, Defendant Hernandez’s attorney, Robert Meloni, emailed me to explain that Mr. Meloni had a heart attack during the week of July 7, 2022 and ‘had not quite gotten back into the swing of work,’ Mr. Meloni asked if Plaintiff would consider withdrawing Plaintiff’s motion for entry of default.

Its quite interesting to see one person losing the battle due to his own unavailability and not responding well to his own lawyer who is trying to represent him in the court of law. He has a habit of being in the unknown for a considerable amount of time.

What do you think of the situation? Sound off in the comments.

Amit Shukla

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