J Geils Band Sued By...J Geils!
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:00:56
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?