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Sugababes fight for name

The Sugababes - Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen - and their record company have started legal proceedings against former band member Mutya Buena over the use of the band name.
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The Sugababes have started legal proceedings against former band member Mutya Buena over the use of the name.

The pop trio - Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen - and their label Island Records have filed a notice of opposition against group founder Mutya's application to gain the rights to the name, which was logged in March with the European Trademarks Authority.

In a letter to the agency, Island Records stated that because of the "similarity of the goods and services" provided by the Mutya "there is a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public".

All parties will now have to wait until a decision has been reached.

If Mutya's application is ultimately successful she would have the rights to use the Sugababes band name to sell a variety of products, including CDs, DVDs, T-shirts and books.

Mutya, 24, founded the Sugababes with school friends Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy in 1998, but quit in 2005 to pursue a solo career.

Heidi replaced Siobhan in 2001, while Keisha left in September 2009 and Jade took her place.

Heidi previously claimed she and the current line-up would have no problem keeping the name because their record company owns the rights.

She said: "Our record company owns the name so there are no conversations about who owns the name. I signed with Mutya and Keisha years ago, so we've still got the name."

Posted on 19 May 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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