Recent reports have surfaced that Eric Wright Jr. and Tomica Woods-Wright have finally come to an agreement in their lawsuit over the use of N.W.A.’s name. Now it seems that Eric, who is Eazy-E’s son, is prohibited from using “N.W.A.,” “Straight Outta Compton” or “Ruthless” in any of his future works. He agreed to the deal because it would cause confusion to fans if he used those trademarks, the only line he’s be allowed to use would be “Rich & Ruthless.”
Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica has been running Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records after his death and had sued Eric Wright Jr. and N.W.A Entertainment. Ruthless claimed that they were the owners of the trademarks associated with the label and N.W.A. for music of other products. Ruthless claimed Eazy-E’s son’s made public statements that were false and misleading.
The case has ruled in Tomica’s favor, even though he claimed that she didn’t own the trademark and abandoned the rights to the trademark after she allegedly failed to use them.