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From The Guardian:

Sean Combs, the rapper, actor and entertainment mogul who has also been known as Puff Daddy and Puffy during his career, has lost the right to use his shorter nickname of Diddy in the UK after agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.

His defeat came at the hands of a rather less well-known Diddy, the London-based music producer Richard Dearlove, who has been trading under the name since 1992. Mr Dearlove, 40, sued Combs, 36, for passing off after learning that the rapper had dropped the P from his name and had decided to relaunch himself solely as Diddy. The law of passing off is designed to deal with unfair competition, in particular with businesses that suffer when another one adopts the same name. ...

To comply with the terms of the order, Combs will have to embark on a costly rebrand of his commercial activities in the UK.

That's a shame, but I guess he had the name first. So, that's that. Still, it doesn't really matter that much. Wherever Diddy goes, he's Diddy, he's P. Diddy, he's Puff, he's Puffy, he's Puff Daddy, he's Sean John. He's had these names for a long time, which is why I always laugh when people say he's changing names. Listen to Victory, listen to Biggie. "P. Diddy run the city, show no pity." If I remember correctly, that was one of the last songs Biggie recorded, which would place it in the early parts of 1997. It wouldn't be crazy to guess he had it for a while before then and B.I.G. didn't pull it out of his hat.

"I suffered from a head injury in 2001, when Sean Combs changed his name to P Diddy. I lost my sight for three years and couldn't work," Mr Dearlove told the Guardian.

Is he serious?