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Is Trey Songz STILL Battling With A Storage Wars Star Over A Catchphrase?

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Trey Songz David Hester trademark dispute

Does anyone else think that this legal battle is pretty silly?

Trey Songz has been battling with Storage Wars star David Hester since last fall over the use of the catchphrase, "YUUUP!"

Hester says he trademarked his signature expression three times last May, but Songz filed paperz in New York court on April 2 that claim he's had it trademarked since 2009.

Now the R&B star has counter-sued the reality star for the exclusive rights to say, "YUUUP!" He wants the judge to void his competition's trademark and award him damages.

We have a question though. If Mr. Songz really did have the phrase trademarked in 2009, then how would Mr. Hester be allowed to trademark it in 2011? It sounds like the United States Patent and Trademark Office needs to get their shiz together to avoid any more legal altercations like this in the future.

Also, would it really be that hard for one of these guyz to come up with a NEW catchphrase? Apparently, "UH-HUHHH!" (we'll let one of them have that for free)

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7 comments to “Is Trey Songz STILL Battling With A Storage Wars Star Over A Catchphrase?”



  1. 1

    Trey Songz is a non-factor in the music industry. He can't push albums or singles. How can you sue someone for saying "yup." What an asshole! If he put more time into his music than this irrelevant lawsuit, maybe he could come up. It's so funny that Chris Brown is running circles around him even after everything that went down back in 2009.



  2. 2

    yuuuup has been used way b4 either of these idiots were "famous" do us all a favor and stop making music and get off tv

  3. kandycane says – reply to this


    3

    Stupid. When i hear yuup i think of David chappell(spelling) iv never heard of this rapper

  4. Lynx says – reply to this


    4

    Hes a non factor?? Are u dumb, he sold 250,000 his last album like it was nothing, what are you saying, and hes on alot of hits now, sooooooooo florida evans u kinda failed with that lol



  5. 5

    You can Come up with all the numbers for grey songz. If you listen to that "music", you're either deaf, dumb, or just completely lacking in any sort of musical taste. Or 7 years old…You are a sheep. He's a goddamn idiot with absolutely NOTHING to say in his "music.". If you can even call it that…lol. What a complete joke of a "musician.".
    As far as the trash collector….at least he's not some Hollywood duche…just an average dumpster diver. Nothing special at all..



  6. 6

    From what I understand, Trey Songz does not have Yuuup trademarked. Only Dave Hester does, I looked it up since I work for a patent and trademark lawyer and it kinda interested me. Trey Songz just says he's been using it since 2009 and wants Hester's trademark voided on those grounds.

  7. Lynx says – reply to this


    7

    Re: OJsakila – Love Lost, Cant Be Friends, It would be, Gotta Make it, Unfortunate, One Love all stupid and trash songs with nothing in it right? son when people like you say he has no musical taste, that makes me wonder about people listening to music, but then say ooooo Boyfriend by bieber is the greatest song ever smh