Dr. Dre has reportedly lost his ongoing trademark dispute with a Pennsylvania-based gynecologist after Dr. Dre attempted to stop the gynecologist from trademarking the name Dr. Drai.
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, launched the case in 2015. Dr. Dre argued that the name “Dr. Drai,” used by Dr. Draion M. Burch, could cause “confusion” with his fans since the gynecologist is also a media personality and planned to offer books and seminars using the pseudonym, according to BBC. However, the US Trademark Court dismissed Dr. Dre's cause and concluded that Dr. Dre and Burch's respective careers are in no way similar, so the chances of fans becoming confused are pretty slim.
Burch argued that it's unlikely his moniker will get mixed up with the legendary producer's name “because Dr Dre is not a medical doctor nor is he qualified to provide any type of medical services or sell products specifically in the medical or healthcare industry.”
The doctor also added that he has no intentions of being associated with the rapper-producer because he believes that Dr. Dre's misogynistic and homophobic lyrics would be “a bad reflection on me as a doctor.”
Billboard has reached out to reps for Dr. Dre and Dr. Draion Burch for comment.