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Dr Dre or Doctor Drai?: failed

When Pittsburgh gynaecologist, sex expert and media personality Dr. Draion M. Burch tried to trademark the shortened version of his name – Doctor Drai – in 2015, rap mogul and record producer Dr Dre wasn’t too impressed. He argued that the gynaecologist’s speaking events constituted entertainment and could lead to mix-ups between the medical doctor and himself.

However, in May 2018 the courts ruled against the former N.W.A-rapper and Beats headphone co-founder, meaning that Doctor Drai was able to trademark his similar sounding moniker.

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