Eminem Opposes Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant & Robyn Dixon’s Trademark For Their ‘Reasonably Shady’ Podcast
Eminem is the only shady one around here, and he’s not willing to be “reasonable” about that!
According to reports, Eminem has filed an opposition against ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ stars Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon.
Allegedly, upon noticing that Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon had sought to trademark the name of their joint podcast, ‘Reasonably Shady,’ Eminem recently came forward and expressed his disapproval of the unrelated move.
However, although Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon’s brand has no connection to the celebrated rapper, he’s (seemingly) fearing that the word “shady” just might leave the consumers confused.
If you didn’t know, Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers II) has long been known by the alternate moniker ‘Slim Shady’ throughout his decades-long career in Hip Hop. In 1999, he even released an album with the stage title, The Slim Shady LP.
A copyright attorney by the name of Clarissa Harvey took to her Twitter with court documents of Eminem’s solidifications.
“Will the real ‘SLIM SHADY’ please stand up? Rapper Eminem is opposing Robyn Dixon & Gizelle Brant from Bravo’s [The] Real Housewives of Potomac’s trademark application for ‘REASONABLY SHADY,’ the name of their new podcast.”
Additionally, along with his exclusive right to ‘Slim Shady,’ Eminem owns the legal registration for ‘Shady’ in Class 025, which granted him official usage of the term for a variety of apparel.
Apparently, Bryant and Dixon sent their application in last February. The reality phenomenons began their digital production ‘Reasonably Shady’ in 2021 and are now looking to produce merch in conjunction with the show.
In his opposition, Eminem was said to have “directly stated” that the similarities in name could blatantly affect “the distinctive quality” of his already-built labeling of ‘Slim Shady,’ leading others to believe that Bryant and Dixon’s endeavor is (possibly) sponsored by the “When I’m Gone” lyricist.
As of now, neither party has spoken about the matter publicly… just yet.
We’re hoping that they’re able to settle amicably.
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