Another nasty legal battle has come to an end, this time between late rapper Easy E’s son Lil Eazy and his stepmom Tomica Woods-Wright, according to court documents, Eric Wright has reached a deal with Tomica Woods-Wright, which will prohibit him from using the names “Straight Outta Compton,” “N.W.A.” and “Ruthless” in marketing initiatives. Woods-Wright has agreed to let him use the mark “Rich & Ruthless.”
Tomica accused her stepson of illegally profiting from his father by attempting to register trademarks related to him, and alleged he was trying to create the impression that his company was the ultimate owner of the Ruthless trademarks. She sued demanding an injunction.
Last year, Ruthless Records bosses sued the late rapper’s son and N.W.A. Entertainment after claiming to be the owner of the trademarks related to their label and N.W.A for use in music and merchandise.