Black Flag perustajajäsen hävisi oikeusjutun

Kirjoittanut Teemu Hakala - 14.10.2013

Black FlagBlack Flag perustajajäsen Greg Ginn on hävinnyt oikeusjuttunsa FLAG jäseniä sekä Henry Rollinsia vastaan. Ginn syytti FLAG jäseniä bändin nimen sekä logon väärinkäytöstä. Lue lisää nähdäksesi oikeuden päätökset aiheesta.

(1) the court found that SST had no rights in the trademarks;
(2) Ginn seemed to have no individual rights in the Black Flag trademarks;
(3) even if either had had any rights in those marks, they had abandoned those rights through a failure to police the mark for nearly 30 years;
(4) the defendants’ claim that the Black Flag assets were owned by a statutory partnership comprised of various former band members – even if these members only consisted of Henry and Ginn, based on (a) accepting Ginn’s argument that he never quit and given that there is no evidence or allegation that Henry ever quit – has merit;
(5) that even if the plaintiffs had some trademark claim in the marks, there was no likelihood of consumer confusion between Black Flag and Flag given the ample press coverage over the dispute; and
(6) the trademark application and registration that Henry and Keith made was done in good faith (e.g. not fraudulently) – and is thus not necessarily subject to cancellation – given that they understood their actions to have been done on the part of the Black Flag partnership (see No. 4, above).

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