One Direction (American Band) Claims The Name Belongs To Them, Simon Cowell Sues

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: The London Standard

Posted: Monday June 25, 2012 @3:51 p.m PST


According to The London Standard,  Simon Cowell claims a band in the UK had the name “One Direction” first.  In the suit, which was filed on Thursday, it was claimed the US group have been “continuously and consistently been utilising the One Direction Mark since ODUK made its public debut on the popular British television programme The X Factor in the fall of 2010.”


The US One Direction had claimed to have been using the name since 2009 and applied to trademark the name long before the British band, and are also suing Syco and Sony Music for $1 million in damages, as well as claiming they are entitled to profits made by the UK group, arguing they were suffering “substantial confusion and substantial damage” because of the British act.



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