Tekashi 6ix9ine’s personal lawyer can not discover the controversial rapper, who’s been unable to trademark his stage identify.
In line with court docket paperwork obtained by Hip Hop Exclusives, the Trademark Trial and Attraction Board refused to grant him a trademark for the identify 6ix9ine. The polarizing artist sought to register the moniker amid a authorized battle with an artist named Warren Hamilton.
Hamilton claimed he’s been utilizing the stage identify SIX9 since 2007. He filed a lawsuit in opposition to 6ix9ine, whose actual identify is Daniel Hernandez, in July.
“On September 6, 2022, the TTAB issued a last order sustaining the opposition by Hamilton and refusing the registration of Hernandez’s infringing 6IX9INE mark after Hernandez did not file an amended reply within the Continuing and file a response to the Plaintiff’s movement for default within the Continuing,” Hamilton’s lawyer David Chase LanCarte wrote.
LanCarte spent weeks making an attempt to settle issues with 6ix9ine’s lawyer Robert Meloni. At one level, their discussions had been delayed attributable to Meloni struggling a coronary heart assault.
“On August 9, 2022, Defendant Hernandez’s lawyer, Robert Meloni, emailed me to clarify that Mr. Meloni had a coronary heart assault through the week of July 7, 2022 and ‘had not fairly gotten again into the swing of labor,’” LanCarte wrote. “Mr. Meloni requested if Plaintiff would take into account withdrawing Plaintiff’s movement for entry of default.”
LanCarte ultimately known as Meloni to speak about 6ix9ine’s excellent Preliminary Disclosures within the case. Throughout that dialog, Meloni revealed he hadn’t spoken to 6ix9ine in months.
Meloni additionally admitted he had no concept the place 6ix9ine was positioned. LanCarte was struggling to trace down the rapper too.
“However, Plaintiff has continued to attempt to find Defendant Hernandez for the needs of service,” he defined. “Particularly, on September 9, 2022, I researched different authorized actions and issues by which Defendant Hernandez has been named as a celebration defendant. From my analysis, I’ve realized that Defendant Hernandez has a historical past of being a tough particular person to find and serve in different authorized actions introduced in opposition to him.”
LanCarte requested to serve Meloni since 6ix9ine can’t be positioned. Hamilton’s lawyer felt it was the perfect answer obtainable.
“Given the truth that Defendant Hernandez precise whereabouts are unknown as Defendant Hernandez is continually on the transfer and has safety that surrounds him making private service virtually unimaginable, Plaintiff’s Hamilton intends to individually file a movement for various service, asking this Courtroom for depart to course of service upon Defendant Hernandez by personally serving his present counsel Robert Meloni, who has continued to carry himself out to symbolize Mr. Hernandez within the TTAB Continuing despite the fact that he claims he has not communicated together with his shopper in months and doesn’t know the place Mr. Hernandez is positioned,” he wrote