According to recent reports producer and businessman Dr. Dre is caught up in a lofty legal battle with Yamaha. Beats Electronics, founded by Dr. Dre, is suing Yamaha for allegedly stealing a patented headphone designed owned by the company.
In addition to Yamaha using a spin-off of the headphone’s brand name in advertising campaigns, the Beats law team also added:
“Consumers appreciated the design, as well as the sound quality, of
Beats and began wearing the Beats headphones around their necks as a
fashion accessory even when not listening to music,” the lawsuit states.
“In fact the design of the Beats headphones has been a significant
driver of the commercial success of the products.”