The ongoing dispute between an act who has been called Mika for twenty-five years and the pop act Mika has had a day in court: The original Mika has failed to get "Grace Kelly" Mika banned from going to Belguim.
Victoria Newton sees this as some sort of moral victory:
She said: “I am not suing him for any money, but for the principle and my name.
“I had it registered in 1983. He is ruining my career.”
I think she’s taking the Mik.
While our Mika — real name Mica Penniman — is a worldwide star, she’s not even a household name in her own country.
Interesting approach to intellectual property from Newton, there: apparently it doesn't matter if you've registered a trademark, what's important is how effective the person infringing your copyright has been. Presumably she'd have been on the side of Goliath, too, on grounds that he was so much taller.