Federal court judge rules on the KYUSS LIVES! lawsuit

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Here’s an update on the KYUSS LIVES! lawsuit we reported last March: a federal court judge issued its ruling on August 13th on the request made by their former KYUSS bandmates Josh Homme and Scott Reeder that it enjoin John Garcia and Brant Bjork from calling themselves KYUSS LIVES!.

In his ruling, the judge stated that the new KYUSS LIVES! may not use “the Kyuss mark in any capacity unless the word ‘Lives’ follows the word ‘Kyuss’ in equally prominent lettering”. He also stated that they are banned from using the name “in conjunction with any studio album, live album, or other audio recording.” The judge also warned the members of KYUSS LIVES! that “future concerts under the Kyuss Lives mark might continue to subject them to liability for trademark infringement” and suggested, “It may be in Defendants’ best interest to begin re-branding under a new name.”

The entire 17-page court document can be found here.



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