Tekashi 6ix9ine Hasn’t Been Granted His Freedom (Yet) But He Has Gained The Rights To His Stage Name!
Whenever Tekashi 6ix9ine touches down and leaves the federal penitentiary he will still be able to rock his stage name.
Peter “Righteous P” Rodgers and “Scumbag Chad” Foster, former 6ix9ine affiliates, were smart enough to trademark 69’s name waybackin 2015. 6ix9ine got hip to the game right before he was locked up and he petitioned to have that trademark revoked. 6ix9ine’s petition was approved earlier this year when both Rodgers and Foster failed to respond to it.
We doubt they would have won a trademark case anyway. Tekashi’s lawyer on the trademark filing case was on point:
“Been continuously and extensively used, advertised and promoted nationwide and internationally for more than 4 years, in connection with various of Mr. Hernandez’s entertainment-related goods and services… Mr. Hernandez has sold more than 4 million records in the U.S. and worldwide under the 6ix9ine Marks. His collaboration with culturally significant artists and musical acts, including Nicky [sic] Minaj, Kanye West, and the recording artist known as 50 Cent, demonstrates and confirms Mr. Hernandez’s fame and success,” read his petition for cancelation.”
So it looks like 6ix9ine will still be able use his infamous name if he decides to continue with his career after incarceration.