Eminem‘s handlers are arguing that he’s the real Slim Shady, and all others should not be allowed to trademark the “Shady” phrase, which is closely identified with the rapper thanks to his song The Real Slim Shady.
Thus, they have requested a protective order against Real Housewives of Potomac reality stars Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon, the latest volley in their ongoing dispute over the reality stars attempt at trademarking their Reasonably Shady podcast.
Eminem is asking the court not to appear for a deposition requested by the Bravo stars in the matter. He claims he has “limited knowledge of the subjects at issue.”
His attorneys offered others, including the rapper’s manager Paul Rosenberg, who would be willing to appear.
The other side insists that he show up.
The trademark battle began after the Real Housewives stars filed to trademark their podcast’s name in order to sell merchandise. Eminem’s team filed an opposition to that, claiming it could cause consumer confusion.
Bryant and Dixon launched their “Reasonably Shady” podcast in 2021.