Attorneys for Warren G have announced that the rapper's copyright infringement suit against country superstar Garth Brooks over his use of the letter "g" will go on as a California judge has refused to dismiss the case.
As we first reported in October of last year (see "Warren G, Garth Brooks Dispute The Letter 'G'"), Warren G sued Brooks claiming that the lower case letter has been trademarked as the logo for his G Funk production company. The suit came in response to Brooks' use of the letter in advertising and merchandising for a recent U.S. tour.
After Warren G's attorneys announced their suit, lawyers for Brooks announced that they had already filed a suit of their own against the rapper two weeks earlier.
Now, in response to Brooks' attorneys efforts to have Warren G's case dismissed, a U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles has decided to allow the rapper's suit to go on in a California court.
to the rapper's legal team, a trial date has been set for May 12.