Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in Kyle Jahner’s Bloomberg Law article “LL Cool J May Luck Into ‘Rock the Bells’ Rights for Sirius Channel,” which analyzes the hip hop artist’s trademark lawsuit over the name of now-defunct music festival Rock the Bells. According to Jon, even though LL Cool J claims the festival used his song’s title without his permission, he still had a “duty to police” the mark during the years Rock the Bells was operating.
“If you see others use it, you need to do something about it. I’d want to know what his excuse was for not knowing,” said Jon. “I think he got lucky that the other party doesn’t seem to want these rights. These people could have put up a fight, cost him money and possibly shaken him down.”
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