Shaq’s Firm Blocks Son Shaqir O’Neal’s Try At Trademark Declare

Hassle is likely to be brewing behind the scenes for the O’Neal household, as patriarch and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s Genuine Manufacturers Group has blocked his youngest son Shaqir’s trademark declare for his personal title and likeness, in accordance with paperwork seen by The Shade Room.

ABG, of which Shaq is the second largest shareholder, filed a Discover of Opposition on July 15, basically blocking his son’s trademark registration. Shaqir, a 19-year-old basketball participant himself for the Texas Southern College Tigers, is represented by Mine O Mine LLC.

The rationale given for the discover is that their names are so comparable that it may trigger confusion, per authorized paperwork.


Discover of Opposition, America Patent and Trademark Workplace

“Applicant’s Mark is identical or an in depth approximation of the Shaq Marks and Applicant’s Mark is confusingly much like Opposer’s Shaq Marks in sight, sound, and industrial impression,” reads the discover. “The Shaq Marks are well-known, they usually had been well-known lengthy earlier than Applicant filed the Opposed Purposes, which had been filed on an intent-to-use foundation.”

If his father’s submitting is applied, Shaqir must withdraw his trademark software.

Lawyer: Shaq Blocking Son’s Trademark Is Enterprise

Whereas the authorized submitting might recommend friction within the O’Neal family, legal professional Josh Gerben revealed that it’s really extra of a difficulty between the 2’s administration firms and fewer so of a private one.

“So how is that this case more likely to play out?” Gerben tweeted. “It ought to settle with none trial. In actual fact, I’m shocked it received this far. There’s virtually no excuse for 2 firms that Shaq is concerned with to finish up in a court docket case towards one another.”

Gerben added that “Shaqir now has 40 days (from July 15) to file his Reply.”

The case will most definitely be settled out of court docket. Neither of the O’Neal males have made a public touch upon the case as of Friday.

Shaq has by no means shied away from being himself within the press, and even candidly admitted final yr that his children had been “form of upset with me” when he advised them “we ain’t wealthy. I’m wealthy.”

“My children are older now. They’re form of upset with me, probably not upset however they don’t perceive. I inform them on a regular basis, ‘We ain’t wealthy. I’m wealthy.’”

The six-foot-7 ahead appears poised to observe in his father’s footsteps and ultimately play within the NBA, and sure gained’t want his dad’s monetary help anyway.


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What do you assume, Roomies? Ought to Shaq be trifling in his son’s enterprise affairs? Or does his administration firm have a case to dam Shaqir’s trademark registration?

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