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While T.I. is currently finishing up his one year prison sentence stemming from gun possession charges in an Atlanta halfway house, the rapper may find himself back in legal trouble upon his March 26 release.

According to published reports, T.I.'s clothing line, AKOO, is being sued for trademark infringement by social music television company Akoo International.

The global establishment, who proclaims to be the "world's largest social music television network," are claiming the 'ATL' star's fashion label has caused confusion amongst current and potential clients.

Although the Illinois based entertainment network was formally known as Hellenic Interactive, Inc. when founded in 2001, the company officially changed their name to Akoo International, Inc. in September 2004, which has led the CEO Niko Drakoulis to take necessary measures to "protect" his nine year investment.

"Akoo has been recognized as a leading social TV platform for connecting brand advertisers with millions of our engaged viewers," says Drakoulis. "Our primary obligation and goal is to prevent confusion among our consumers, which is among the most basic objectives of trademark law."

"At the same time, Akoo has invested nearly a decade of effort and substantial capital to deploy its network and will do everything in its power to protect its brand."

Akoo International says it offers video programming in over 30 states to 86 million customers via the Internet, shopping malls and universities.

A rep for T.I. and AKOO Clothing could not be reached at press time.

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