There’s a household battle brewing between the Isley Brothers…with Rudolph Easley He blames his youthful brother Ronald Easley Behind his again he most likely minimize some huge cash off of him.
Based on a brand new lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Rudolph is suing Ronald over the rights to the “The Isley Brothers” trademark… He says Ronald utilized for and bought approval to trademark his personal identify and that he took all of the earnings.
Rudolph says he and Ronald supposedly cut up all earnings from the band 50/50… claiming they personal 50% possession of the band since their brother O’Kelley He died in 1986…however Rudolph claims Ronald has gone rogue not too long ago.
Within the paperwork, Rudolph claims that Ronald utilized for unique rights to “The Isley Brothers” and gave him the unique rights to make use of them for “visible recordings and audio-visual recordings that includes music and animation” in August…however Rudolph says Ronald wants his approval to chop Such a discount.
Rudolph says Ronald filed to have the trademark positioned in his identify in November 2021…however Rudolph claims they beforehand cut up all earnings from some massive offers, together with a multimillion-dollar publishing deal…and now a decide needs to order an accountant to learn how a lot cash he made Ronald for the reason that change.
What’s extra, Rudolph needs the courtroom to step in and declare that the trademark “The Isley Brother” is collectively owned by him and his brother…and he needs Ronald to cough up half the cash he’s been stealing from their band’s good identify since he bought the trademark.
We’ve reached out to the band’s consultant…to this point no response.
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