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Spike Lee, Trademark Law and The Legal Battle Over The Word “Chiraq”

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CHICAGO — A man who has filed several trademarks for the word “Chiraq” in the state of Illinois sent a letter through his attorney to Spike Lee’s production company demanding that it not use the word as the title of an upcoming film about violence in Chicago. Emmett Benjamin, who filed trademarks for “Chiraq” in Illinois…

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