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Ex-Grand Funk Railroad Member Broke TM Deal, Band Says

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 5:32 PM EST) -- A former member of Grand Funk Railroad has been using the band's name to promote his new solo tour, a violation of a previous court order, and has filed a trademark application for a new mark that is too similar to the band's, Grand Funk Railroad has claimed in Michigan federal court.

Mark Farner, the original guitarist and singer of the band, and his booking agent, Just Having Fun Productions Inc., have been using the band's trademarks — "Grand Funk Railroad" and "Mark Farner's American Band" — to promote his...
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Case Title

GFR, Ltd. v. Farner et al


Case Number

2:18-cv-00030

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Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Date Filed

March 7, 2018


Case Title

GFR, Ltd. v. Farner et al


Case Number

1:18-cv-00238

Court

Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Gordon J. Quist

Date Filed

March 7, 2018

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