Rapper Warren G and country crooner Garth Brooks have decided to leave
each other's respective "g"s alone.
Hip-hop heavy G and country superstar Brooks called a truce Wednesday in
their dispute over trademark rights to the lowercase letter "g" as a commercial
symbol. The battle ensued after each decided that the other was stealing his
The two performers sued each other last October for rights to the seventh
letter of the alphabet. Brooks' trademark stamp features a "g" in a
circle, while G's sports the words "funk music" with it.
Details of their settlement were not released, although each artist will
continue to use his respective symbol.
"The symbol is a positive symbol to Warren's community," said Karen Byrd,
spokeswoman for Brooks' GB Management company. "It stands for youth who
have risen above drugs and violence to go on and contribute something
positive to society. They didn't see the point over arguing over a
"Knowing how much the symbol 'g' means to Warren, I will strive to reach
the standard that the 'g' represents to him and to his community,"
Brooks said in a prepared statement.