Hip-hop heavyweight Dr. Dre is suing Yamaha for marketing a line of â€śPROâ€ť headphones that copies the design of the highly-popular Beats by Dre line of headphones.
The lawsuit against Yamaha Corporation of America was filed in US District Court, Central District of California last week.
â€śConsumers 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,â€ť the lawsuit reads. â€śIn fact the design of the Beats headphones has been a significant driver of the commercial success of the products.â€ť
Dr. Dre is suing for at least $75,000 in damages, claiming trade dress infringement, unfair competition and patent infringement.
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