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Metal Legend Suing Live Nation


12/17/2008
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(Bloomberg) Tony Iommi, lead guitarist of the rock band Black Sabbath, is suing Live Nation Inc. for trademark infringement, alleging a subsidiary of the music promoter has illegally sold merchandise using images of the band.

The guitarist alleged that Signatures Network Inc., purchased by Live Nation in 2007, has continued to sell merchandise with images of Iommi and Black Sabbath's trademarked symbol after the expiration of a licensing agreement, according to a complaint filed today in a U.S. District Court in New York.

Iommi, 60, has registered the Black Sabbath trademark in the U.K, U.S. and European Union. The band's contract with Signatures expired in 2006, according to the complaint. - more on this story



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