Raising the White Flag to Genericide
By LASIS Staff
Our friend Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter, Esq. reports that a co-founder of punk band Black Flag can’t stop ex-bandmates from performing as “Flag,” according to a ruling by U.S. district judge Dean Pragerson.
“Defendants have submitted evidence suggesting that even if Plaintiffs own the marks, they have allowed them to fall into generic use,” he wrote.
For more about “genericide,” the bête noir of every trademark owner. see this LASIS classic, which explains how a trademark can fall into general use.