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Beyoncé has dubbed her daughter a “cultural icon” during a trademark battle over the use of the name Blue Ivy. The Lion King star is fighting wedding planner Wendy Morales over the trademark for “Blue Ivy,” her eldest daughter’s name, with the latter owning a wedding planning business called “Blue Ivy.” In court documents obtained by…

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For more than 24 years, Julie Kert has been a courtroom warrior for her clients in criminal trouble. Kert has represented litigants both as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. As a prosecutor, she became well known as an expert in the field and was called upon to train police officers, fellow prosecutors, and…

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Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, of B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates, PC, is a seasoned entertainment attorney who has represented Grammy® Award-winning music producers, artists, songwriters, and major label record executives. With over twenty years of experience, Bernie has negotiated complex agreements, ranging from licensing, employment, corporate transactions, to product endorsement and influencer deals, on behalf of entertainment…

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Preston James IV is the executive director and founder of the Other Side of Sports organization. Jame graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law and received his MBA from the University of Kansas School of Business. He is also the sports management program director at LaGrange College. We spoke with James recently about…

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Lerae Funderburg is the founder and managing partner of Funderburg Law, a boutique law firm focusing on business and entertainment transactions and intellectual property protection. She works almost exclusively with Black business owners, especially mothers, in helping them to create their businesses, protect their brands, and build their legacy. What attracted you to the legal…

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Lil Wayne has demanded the return of his personal property. The “Lollipop” hitmaker has sent a legal letter to Moments in Time — who are selling his 1999 lyrics notebook for $250,000 — insisting he is the rightful owner and the broker doesn’t have permission to sell or transfer the book to anyone. In the letter,…

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Kim Kardashian West thinks Kourtney Kardashian is the sister most likely to sue her. The 38-year-old reality star is often seen arguing with her siblings Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and their mother Kris Jenner on the family’s reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Although their disputes have never resulted in legal action, Kardashian West…

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Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that effectively legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia, though tremendous hurdles remain for patients who want to get the drug. House Bill 1, which took effect yesterday, makes it legal for people who suffer from cancer, sickle cell disease and other illnesses to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis…

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Having a cellphone that can record video is commonplace but the police in Baltimore apparently do not like this fact. When Christopher Sharp pulled out his cellphone to record officers making an arrest, it upset the officers. One officer ordered sharp to “Do me a favor and turn that off. It’s illegal to record anybody’s…

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Trinidad James was arrested in Batesville, Mississippi this past weekend after he was allegedly caught smoking marijuana in a hotel room. Despite the incident at the Batesville Holiday Inn, it appears that the Atlanta rapper won’t have to worry about the repercussions.

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It was widely reported in January that incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie would be released from Louisiana State Penentientary in mid-February. But music journalist Jeff Weiss posted on Twitter this weekend that Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, won’t be leaving prison as soon as was expected. According to Weiss, Boosie will not be released in February after all.

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