Caiz v. Roberts, No. 15-9044 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2016).
Plaintiff rapper's trademark infringement claim against Rick Ross (and others) over Ross's album title "Mastermind" was dismissed at summary judgment because the Court found that Plaintiff's registered mark "Mastermind" was merely descriptive and had not acquired secondary meaning and therefore should be cancelled. The Court also dismissed plaintiff's trademark dilution claim because the "Mastermind" mark was not famous, as required under the Lanham Act. However, summary judgment was denied as to Defendant's trademark fair use defense. Plaintiff's remaining claims were also dismissed.