Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Terry Miller:

...has won a four year legal battle against the Rapper Jay-Z.

According to reports:

CELEBRITY chef Terry Miller has won a four-year legal battle against one of the giants of the music world.

The reality TV star was challenged over the name of his Rockafella restaurant in Newcastle by rapper Jay-Z's Rock-A-Fella Records.

Jay-Z, who founded the label in 1996, said people would think the enterprises were connected.

But Mr Miller, of Darras Hall in Ponteland, won a ruling giving him a trademark for the restaurant and food branding name Rockafella that gives him exclusive rights to use in UK eateries.

The 51-year-old launched the restaurant in Amen Corner, Newcastle, with £250,000 winnings from the cooking show, but closed the business almost two years ago due to the recession.

He said: "I'm happy with the legal win because it's a moral win as much as anything."

1 comment:

  1. Jay-Z bouncers charged over beating


    A group of bouncers accused of assaulting three customers at Jay-Z's sports bar in Atlantic City, New Jersey last year has been hit with various charges of assault.

    Several security guards were caught on camera in October kicking and punching Bryant Norwood, Leonard Clark and Tyrell Durant in the parking lot of the 40/40 Club after the patrons were kicked out of the venue for disorderly behaviour.

    The employees have since been fired from their jobs as a result of the incident, and now they are facing prosecution for their actions.

    According to Monmouth County Attorney Eugene Melody, two of the victims - Clark and Durant - officially pressed charges against nine bouncers on Monday, with the 14 counts ranging from assault and aggravated assault after they were sprayed with a fire extinguisher.

    Norwood filed suit against the club and the bouncers involved in the case in December, claiming the "bullies" attacked him for "no reason" as he left the establishment.

    He is seeking a "substantial amount of money" from the club owners and bouncers after allegedly sustaining "diverse personal injuries" and "permanent injuries".