Sister Sledge, LLC v. Kathy Sledge Lightfoot

Sister Sledge Trademark Lawsuit


The Sister Sledge hit "We Are Family" is beginning to sound more like "We Are Dysfunctional Family."

Ex-member Kathy Sledge has been touring Australia under the name "Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge." Three of the original Sister Sledge members are also performing together and have toured in Europe.

Are consumers confused? The lawsuit, filed by Sister Sledge, LLC against Kathy Sledge and numerous other defendants, attaches fan generated online comments wondering why the whole group isn't touring together and why Kathy Sledge is touring with back up singers and not her "sisters."

Kathy Sledge left the group twenty-five years ago. The lawsuit alleges she has repeatably booked tour dates claiming she is the only remaining member of the group.

The US trademark registration for Sister Sledge is owned by Sister Sledge, LLC.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 9th Circuit, Arizona | United States

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