ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER OFFICIALLY GRANTS LEGENDARY DJ PERMISSION TO USE THE NAME ‘DJ EV’

US PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE HAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED NEW YORK DJ THE RIGHTFUL HOLDER OF THE TRADEMARK NAME ‘DJ EV’

New York, NY, USA - July 25, 2017: Internationally recognized DJ from New York has recently won a trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for his professional name, ‘DJ EV’. Hailing from Long Island, Evan Hitch p/k/a DJ Ev® is globally recognized for both his groundbreaking solo work and his work with legends in the music industry such as Stretch Armstrong, Funkmaster Flex, EPMD and Royce Da 5’9”. This major victory in the court was accomplished when renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam granted him permission for this trademark through his attorneys Stokes Lawrence, P.S. and the USPTO.

“I’m very pleased to announce that after years in court, I have finally been awarded the trademark for my professional name DJ Ev® by the USPTO.” Said DJ Ev in his recent statement on Facebook (Evan Craig). “I have to give special thanks to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam for granting me permission to share in the trademark of the letters “EV”, as he has the same mark.” He added; “Cyber-squatting and brand impersonation is a serious problem with long-term repercussions” and while expressing his thoughts, Ev urged music promoters, record labels and social media platforms to take the matters of intellectual property rights more seriously.

In addition, DJ EV has also thanked his legal team, Scarinci Hollenbeck for their efforts and support in gaining his rightful name as DJ Ev®. Moreover, many of his colleagues, friends, family and fans have congratulated him on his social media for this remarkable victory. With this announcement, Evan Hitch will be officially known worldwide as ‘DJ EV’ with this name being officially backed and approved by the court.