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    Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:00:56

    J Geils Band Sued By...J Geils! - It's over the name

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    • J. Geils Band - BOSTON, MA - MAY 30:  All the performers gather on stage at the end of the evening's performance performs during the Boston Strong: An Evening Of Support And Celebration, including Jimmy Buffet, Doug Flutie, James Taylor, Steven Tyler,  Donnie Wahlberg, Steven Tyler, J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block, Boston and Extreme at TD Garden on May 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • J. Geils Band - BOSTON - AUGUST 14:  (L-R) Magic Dick, Peter Wolf and J. Geils of the J. Geils Band perform at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • J. Geils Band - BOSTON - AUGUST 14:  Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band performs at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    The J. Geils Band recently announced plans to tour without founding member and guitarist, J. Geils, which seems weird to begin with. How is J Geils band without J Geils himself, right? Well, now, Geils himself is not happy about it. According to The Boston Globe, Geils is suing his bandmates, accusing them of trademark infringement and deceptive business practices.

    Geils claims he owns the J. Geils Band trademark and that the band is "seeking to misappropriate and steal" the name by hitting the road without him.

    Well, it is his name, but the ownership of the trademark could be tricky.

    Team J Geils or Team J Geils Band?

    —Katie Sheehan
    08.08.12



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