Federal Judge Grants Summary Judgment In ‘Logic’ Trademark Case

Mealey's (November 10, 2015, 3:17 PM EST) -- DETROIT — A rapper is free to continue using the stage name “Logic,” thanks to a Nov. 9 ruling by a Michigan federal judge (Lee Jason Kibler v. Robert Bryson Hall II, et al., No. 14-10017, E.D. Mich.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151116-009Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Arthur J. Tarnow of the Eastern District of Michigan, “no reasonable jury” could find that plaintiff Lee Jason Kibler’s “DJ Logic” mark is famous within the meaning of the Lanham Act.

“The evidence shows that the mark has little commercial...
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