Osbourne v. Iommi

Osbourne v Iommi Plaintiff's Complaint


Ozzy Osbourne filed suit against former bandmate Tony Iommi in federal court in New York on May 26, 2009, concerning Iommi's use of the Black Sabbath trademark.

Osbourne says that Iommi falsely claimed sole rights to the Black Sabbath mark in a trademark filing with the USPTO. Iommi in turn claimed sole ownership in a letter to the merchandise company licensed to use the band's mark. Iommi later filed suit, again claiming sole ownership, against the merchandise company, which then ceased selling Black Sabbath merchandise. As a result, Osbourne says he has lost out on royalties that were previously split 50/50.

Osbourne seeks unspecified damages, lost profits, cancellation of Iommi's trademark, and a declaration that Osbourne is half-owner of the band's mark.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States

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