American rapper, JayZ has moved to trademark not only his name but his signature diamond figure hand sign.
The father of three who some months ago welcomed a set of twins with his superstar singer wife, Beyonce, was reported to have put in the paperwork to effect the signature.
The ‘Empire State of Mind’ hitmaker who has been seen on several occassions and over the years flashing the Roc-A-Fella Records diamond sign is reportedly aiming to obtain exclusive rights to it.
TMZ reports that the 48-year-old was in 2005 sued by a former wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page, whio accused him of using the hand symbol which he stated closely resembled his Diamond Cutter gesture.
However, in the hip-hop circle and among fans, Jay Z had always flashed the Roc symbol and he is now seeking to make it official.