Relax – Don’t do it, Frankie goes trademark!

The UK Intellectual Property Office agrees that the goodwill in the name of Frankie Goes to Hollywood – the chart topping band of the eighties, belongs to members of the band’s original line-up, and that an application to register the name as a trade mark by former lead singer Holly Johnson was made in bad faith.

A company owned by Johnson applied to register the band’s name after the rest of the group reformed to play a concert for the Prince’s Trust with a new lead singer.

Had the application been accepted, it would have stopped the group re-forming under the Frankie Goes to Hollywood name.

I am not sure that any of the four parties would see the similarity, but this case is reminiscent ofthe trademarks and opppositions filed in the US for Bobov, Admor miBobov, Bobov Hassidim etc., lehavdil.


Categories: famous marks, Intellectual Property, Jewish, News, Opinion, trademarks

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