EW&F lawsuit Tribute Band argues TM was abandoned
Faced with accusations that they infringed Earth, Wind & Fire’s name, a “legacy” band has made a bold counter-argument. A tribute band that was sued by Earth, Wind & Fire for trademark infringement is firing back with a bold counterargument: That the famed R&B act has actually abandoned any intellectual property rights to its name. In a court filing on Wednesday (Aug. 30), the smaller band — which calls itself Earth Wind & Fire Legacy Reunion — argued that the original group had allowed so many tribute bands to use its name without repercussion that it can no longer claim exclusive rights to it.
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