UK’s One Direction sued by US band with same name


Members of British boy band One Direction pose at Nickelodeon's 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles(Reuters) – Simon Cowell’s British boy band One Direction, among the hottest new acts in the music business, has been sued for trademark infringement because it is using the same name as a small California pop-rock group. In what is expected to be a multi-million dollar lawsuit, attorneys for the California band are seeking an injunction that would stop Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Sony Music from using the name One Direction in promotional materials. They also want a share of the profits earned by the chart-topping British boys. The five Britons, who have taken the U.K. …

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