The Isley Brothers will be battling each other in court.
According to reports, Rudolph Isley is suing his brother Ronald Isley for cutting him out of thousands of dollars.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Rudolph is suing Ronald over the rights to the “The Isley Brothers” trademark, which he claims Ronald applied for and was granted the brand in his name and is now keeping all the proceeds.
Since the death of their brother O’Kelly in 1986, Rudolph claims they’ve each owned 50% of the band, but Ronald is said to have broken the terms of the agreement.
According to Rudolph, Ronald applied for and was granted exclusive rights to “The Isley Brothers” back in August, but Rudolph says Ronald needs to get his approval to cut such a deal.
In November 2021, Rudolph claims Ronald registered the trademark in his name but claims the two had previously divided the profits for several significant deals, including a multi-million dollar publishing deal.
Rudolph requests that a judge order an accounting to determine how much money Ronald has been making since obtaining the trademark.
Additionally, he wants a judge to declare that he and his brother jointly own the “The Isley Brother” trademark and to be given half of the profits Ronald has made off his band’s reputation since obtaining the brand in his name.