Ozzy, Guitarist Near Deal Over Black Sabbath Mark

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT) -- Former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi are close to a deal in Osbourne's suit accusing Iommi of improperly registering a trademark for the band's name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and attempting to maintain exclusive rights to the name for himself.

There is no need to refer the case to a magistrate judge for purposes of settlement or trial, given the progress on the settlement agreement, Osbourne's lawyers told Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the...
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