J. Cole Trademarks
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September 15, 2023
J.Cole (Jermaine Lamarr Cole), born on January 28, 1985, at a U.S. Army base in Frankfurt, is a mixtape producer, music producer and a rapper who has released many chart topping albums since 2010. Cole’s father was an African American soldier, and his mother was a German postal worker. Cole was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he got into hip-hop through his stepfather’s copy of 2Pacalypse Now. He got inspired by the work of Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., Canibus, and Jay-Z, among many other artists. He joined the Terry Sanford Orchestra as a violinist and began teaching himself production and rapping. Cole’s high school grades were good which earned him a scholarship to study in St. John’s University in New York City. Cole knew that getting an education in the Big Apple would be best for his music career.
Cole started practicing music at an incredibly young age, he and his cousin used to practice music tricks and compose lyrics together. Cole’s mother gifted him a drum, after which he started practicing more and honed his skills. When Cole turned 16, he started creating his mixtapes and he used to send them to some of the known names in the industry like Eminem and Jay Z. Cole released his first mixtape ‘The come up’ as he wanted to get noticed, but his first attempts were unsuccessful. He was so passionate and goal-driven that he used to stand outside Jay Z’s office for hours, waiting for an opportunity. Jay Z decided to give him a chance and featured him in one of the songs for his album ‘The Blueprint 3’. Cole released his second mixtape in 2009 and started collaboration with various other artists.
He got featured in ‘Beyond Race’ magazine, as one of the ’50 great breakthrough artists’ in 2010. In the same year, Cole also took off for a college tour, where he got multiple opportunities to perform with Wiz Khalifa. He also released a freestyle album in the mid of that year and later released another mixtape ‘Friday Night Lights’ in collaboration with top artists like Omen. Drake, and Wale. Cole became good friends with Drake and he supported him in his UK tour. He also supported Rihanna is her tour in the next few months. In 2012, Cole was nominated for the award ‘Best New Artist’. He also performed at the opening of Big Brother Australia.
In 2011, Cole released his first studio album ‘Cole Story: The Other Side’. In the first week of its release, the album rapidly reached the top spot on in the Billboard 200 chart. It was around this time that he started t protect his brand by filing a trademark for his stage name in association with audio and video recordings featuring music. After the success of his first studio album, Cole released his second album in ‘Born Sinner’, in 2013. The album reached spot 2 at Billboard and was successful in selling more than 250000 copies in the first week alone. He released his best work (till date) in 2016, in form of ‘4 your eyez only’ which ranked number one in the Billboard 200 charts. Along with releasing his albums, Cole also continued to appear in other rapper’s singles and released another mixtape called ‘Revenge of the dreamers’. Cole married his college sweetheart Melissa Heholt in 2015. They have a child together. He is the founder of Dreamville foundation, the aim of which is to improve the lives of youth residing in ghettos. Cole has also founded Dreamville Records, the aim of which is to promote new talent in the music industry.
Cole released his fifth studio album KOD in 2018, the album broke Spotify;s opening-day streaming record and was welcomed by his fans. It also reached the top spot on Billboard. Cole also did a collaboration with Missy Elliott (another rapper) on his track titled “Nobody’s Perfect”. His album Forest Hills Drive was nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.
Cole has trademarks with the name ‘J.COLE’ for products like posters; stickers; informational flyers featuring musical recording artists, headwear; pants; shirts; sweaters; hoodies; long-sleeved shirts; short-sleeved shirts and more. He also filed trademarks for ‘DREAMVILLE’ in association with audio and video recordings featuring music and musical performances; audio discs featuring music; audio recordings featuring music and more. J.Cole has a net worth of $60 million as of 2021. He has made a great name for himself in the music industry and has also been nominated for the Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Album. J.Cole has achieved success in his career since 2010 and has won millions of fans over the years with his five chart-topping solo albums and performances.
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IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S Posters; Stickers; Informational flyers featuring musical recording artists. FIRST USE: 20090407. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090407.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Footwear; Hats; Headwear; Pants; Shirts; Sweaters; Hoodies; Long-sleeved shirts; Short-sleeved shirts. FIRST USE: 20090407. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090407.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Bandanas; Caps; Crew neck sweaters; Hooded pullovers; Hooded sweatshirts; Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Sweaters; T-shirts. FIRST USE: 20070600. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070600.
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S Entertainment services, namely, live musical performances by a performer or group. FIRST USE: 20090407. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090407.
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S Audio and video recordings featuring music; downloadable ringtones. FIRST USE: 20091123. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20091123.