怀旧女郎 changed their name to ‘Lady A’ last month because of concerns related to racial injustice in the pre-Civil War south. But that name was already taken by black blues and jazz singer Anita ‘Lady A’ White, who is now being sued by the country group over the trademark.
怀旧女郎’s sudden name change, which we first 报告ed last month, followed a surge of Black Lives Matter protests and a reexamination of names and brands tied to the oppression of African-Americans. Initially, 怀旧女郎 created their name as an homage to the pre-Civil War south, but decided to change the name given the period’s ties to slavery and black oppression (here’s a closer look at 为什么“战前”一词如此有争议）。
Just one problem: ‘Lady A,’ which was 怀旧女郎’s newly-chosen name, was already taken by a black blues and jazz singer, Anita ‘Lady A’ White. 那 created an immediate conflict, with White complaining that the platinum-winning country group had stolen her namesake and complicated her career. “This is my life,” the singer flatly stated.
Now, the newly-named 淑女 A is suing the original 淑女 A after the parties couldn’t work out an agreement. In a statement, the band formerly known as 怀旧女郎 报告ed that Anita White demanded a $10 million payment for the use of her name. Balking at the price tag, 怀旧女郎’s attorneys have now filed a lawsuit claiming that the band already owns the trademark to ‘Lady A’.
怀旧女郎 — or, the band currently known as ‘Lady A’ – says they’ve actually had a trademark for ‘Lady A’ since 2010.
该组织在其法律文件中声称，怀特从未适当地使用该名称申请商标。因此，她没有适当的主张。这场有争议的诉讼不会要求金钱赔偿。相反，它的目的是保护这个国家集团免受安妮塔·怀特（Anita White）的任何诉讼的伤害。怀特·安妮塔·怀特（Anita White）可能因拒绝了她的1000万美元要求而提起诉讼。
Earlier, 怀旧女郎 报告ed on ‘transparent, honest, and authentic’ discussions with 淑女 A after the name conflict. “Transparent, honest, and authentic conversations were had,” the group tweeted, while referencing a happy Zoom screenshot. “We are excited to share that we are moving forward with positive solutions and common ground. The hurt is turning into hope. More to come.”
What wasn’t disclosed in that tweet is that White was pressing for a massive payout for the use of the name. At some point, legal threats were undoubtedly thrown about. Hence, the legal hammer from the reformed 前肢s.