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    Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:04:21

    Amy Winehouse Foundation Sees Delay Due to Name - The rights to the name are already owned by someone else

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    The creation of a foundation named after late singer Amy Winehouse has been delayed due to the ownership of the rights to the name. Translation: Someone already owns the name "Amy Winehouse Foundation."

    Winehouse's bereft father is creating the foundation to help those who struggled with substance abuse issues like his daughter did throughout her 27 years on earth and even planned to use Winehouse's former abode in the Camden section of London as the foundation's headquarters. He is holding onto donations until the foundation can be set up properly.

    Mr. Winehouse told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, "Somebody else pinched it [the name] off of us before we could get it registered. All these donations which are coming in - we don't know what to do with them at the moment."

    Essentially, when the foundation was announced, some crafty soul registered the name right out from under Mitch Winehouse in order to get him to pony up the cash for it! That sucks. Because really, why would someone need or want to own the name "Amy Winehouse Foundation" for any other purpose?

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.22.11



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