Who Owns A Band's Name?

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a ruling from the Southern District of Florida that found members of the 1980s group, Exposé, to be common law owners of the Exposé mark, despite an ownership claim by the alleged successor of the original entertainment company that had created and financed the group. Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks Inc., et al., v. Jurado, Curless, Bruno, et al., No. 10-11837, 2011 U.S. App. (11th Cir. June 21, 2011).

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