Diddy May Face New Legal Challenge Over Name

Sean Combs may end up in court once again over the nickname “Diddy.” In 2006, the Bad Boy CEO settled a lawsuit filed by British musician Richard “Diddy” Dearlove, who claimed that he was the original Diddy and therefore entitled to the professional use of the name in the United Kingdom. Combs agreed to pay Dearlove’s legal fees and an unspecifed amount in damages and promised to no longer conduct business under the name in the UK. Now, Reuters reports that Dearlove’s attorney, Iain Purvis, recently made a complaint to the London High Court stating that Combs was still using the moniker on websites accessible to people within the UK. “We want him either to use a neutral name like P. Diddy or to shut them down,” Purvis told the High Court. Although Combs has modified his own website to redirect British internet users to a site that does not use the moniker, he is unable to do so in the case of sites such as Myspace and Youtube. “It may be tough for him, but that is just unfortunate,” said Purvis. “He has made his bed, he should lie in it.” Should the court agree with Dearlove, his lawyer can seek an injunction against Puff and ask that he be awarded damages.

  • EReal

    FUCK FIRST SAYIN MYSPACE FAGS.(No BOL)

  • EReal

    What the fuck man, dude is just sour and salty as fuck cause he never made it and is probably just some broke ass broke down pop fag lookin for another payday off puff. Diddy is a stupid ass name anyway, but this dude is nit-pickin like a mother fuck man. What A Bitch.
    He should change his name to P. Dirdy Diggler. (Pronounced P’ Dur-De Digg-A-La) LOL

    1 hunned.

  • mr. fly as a pelican

    he should change it to Yung Diddy

  • Andy Mac

    Hip hop identity theft! lmao

    Shit name anyway

  • creepa 101

    How about P- SHITTY???

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  • EReal

    LOL@ Creepa

  • J.R.O.

    I kinda liked the idea of a rapper having different names while in different countries. It’s sorta like video games comin’ here from Japan. Sometimes they change the names. Get me? (no Wayne)

  • derfla the hus’la

    why is it always the dude who we never heard off be the one to cliam the name? like Ereal said the mofo must be broke as hell suing is for faggots suing is like snitching to me.

  • NYG

    I agree with EREAL this guy is probably some broke ass dude just looking for some easy cash, this is such a stupid arguement Diddy should be able to keep his name as Diddy fuckin UK homo

  • Spickster

    Thats gay because no one’s ever gonna get them mixed up anyway because no ones heard of this other dude.

  • Goldenarmz

    Probably because this other dude is popular in the UK … hmm that could be it. Last time i check i live in the US. So i wouldnt know this dude, but ppl should check this junk before they start changin their names to dumb junk

  • BLAZE

    hey cna call himself

    Diddly

  • DisNotoriousOutkast

    pfffffffffffft…..diddy..pdiddy puffdaddy etc…all 5 of you annoy tha hell outta me….you shoulda got shot instead of Biggie…

  • john cochran

    .R.O. Says:

    February 1st, 2007 at 2:11 pm
    I kinda liked the idea of a rapper having different names while in different countries. It’s sorta like video games comin’ here from Japan. Sometimes they change the names. Get me? (no Wayne)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This guy must be one of the cast members of Beauty and the geek.

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    i hope nobody has the name cityboi

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  • J.R.O.

    john cochran Says:

    February 1st, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    J.R.O. Says:

    February 1st, 2007 at 2:11 pm
    I kinda liked the idea of a rapper having different names while in different countries. It’s sorta like video games comin’ here from Japan. Sometimes they change the names. Get me? (no Wayne)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This guy must be one of the cast members of Beauty and the geek.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yeah, I knew some one would air me out, on here talkin’ about video games… Where’s Just Blaze?

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  • Jon Deezy

    How bout Poo Doody?