Skateboards With Notorious B.I.G. Image Are Blocked, Judge Rules

The company that owns the intellectual property rights from the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s estate mostly won its bid to block sales of skateboards and shower curtains featuring his image while a copyright- and trademark-infringement suit against a photographer’s widow continues.

Notorious B.I.G. LLC is the legal representative of the late Christopher George Latore Wallace, the rapper who was known as the Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls. The entity, referred to as BIG, owns and controls the IP rights of Wallace, who was assassinated in Los Angeles 1997. His estate was BIG’s predecessor-in-interest.

Judge John A. Kronstadt granted in part …