Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The artist formerly a Sugababe makes the artists formerly known as The Sugababes

I'm using "artists" in a sarcastic sense, obviously, but you'd expect that, right?

Yes, Mutya Buena has gone to court and won the rights to the Sugababes name, stripping the title from the band that, up until today, had been known as the Sugababes despite not containing any original members of the act.

It's arguable that Mutya doesn't really have any rights to the name, either - it's a bit like a sausage claiming that it owns the trademark Walls, but the court has made its decision.

The band-that-we-cannot-call-the-Sugababes-anymore will have to come up with a new name for their ongoing activities. Which, to be fair, seem to be less about music and more about this sort of thing:

If I were that scummy bloke who stole the Amy Winehouse Foundation name, I'd be registering SugarBabez right now.


Mikey said...

First The Beatles split up and now this? I'm in bits...

Jef said...

In this particular ruling she's won the rights to "paper, cardboard and goods; namely stationery, paper gift wrap and paper gift wrapping ribbons" so Sugababes 4.0 probably aren't going to be too badly out of pocket quite yet. Well, not unless the wrapping paper business has been supporting the loss-making pop group for all these years.

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