Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Echo Drain Sues Echobrain

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Friday, June 14, 2002 @ 2:25 PM


Texas Band Sues Jason Newsted'

- advertisement -
Blabbermouth.net reports:

- advertisement -
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, his post-Metallica band Echobrain, and Newsted's Chophouse Records have been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Dallas-based Echo Drain over the similar band name, according to Allstar.

The suit, which was filed on June 11th in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, claims that Echo Drain have made a name for themselves with their moniker since early 2000, having toured with Willie Nelson, The Dead Kennedys, and others, and that Newsted's Echobrain "knew of, were familiar with, and were impressed by the Echo Drain mark, before ever using Echobrain, and deliberately began to use Echobrain for a musical group and related paraphernalia, i.e., the same purpose for which plaintiff uses Echo Drain, to infringe on Echo Drain's rights, and in derogation of Echo Drain's rights."

Echo Drain further allege that fans are confusing the two bands, and that some music fans believe that Echo Drain stole the name from Echobrain, when they insist the opposite is true. The suit goes on to say that Newsted's band "pirated the song title 'Sucker Punch'" from Echo Drain.

Echobrain, Newsted and Chophouse are being sued for unfair trade practices, trademark disparagement, false designation of origin, cybersquatting, reverse confusion, dilution of mark and injury to business reputation, and unfair competition, among other complaints.

The Dallas band is seeking more than $100,000 per each instance of infringement, a preliminary and permanent injunction from Echobrain using the band name, an accounting of Echobrain's profits and other reliefs.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 



 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
SPELLCASTER Unveil New Single "Betrayal"
2016 CHICAGO OPEN AIR Performance Times Announced
VAN HALST Stream New Track "Questions"
EPICA Announce "The North American Principle Tour"
TRICK OR TREAT Debuts Video For "Never Say Goodbye"
TEMPT Release Debut Album Runaway
A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 Boxed Set To Be Released In July
OTEP Announces "Equal Rights, Equal Lefts" North American Tour
WHITECHAPEL Launches "Elitist Ones" Video
NERVOSA Announce First Ever Canadian, U.S. East Coast Tour
PAREIDOLIA To Unleash Debut Album Denied Truths
KING 810 Reveal "Carve My Name" Official Video
GUS G, ANGEL VIVALDI Join For "Operation Domination" Co-Headline Tour
TANK Premiere "Make A Little Time Video
STRYPER Announces 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour
DENNER/SHERMANN Releases "Son Of Satan" Video
LA Rockers BUDDERSIDE Set For Self-Titled Album
DEF LEPPARD Unveil "Man Enough" Video
MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSONís Ellefson Coffee Company Releases KENYA THRASH
Prog Metallers ONI Unleash "Eternal Recurrence" Video
GEMINI SYNDROME Announce Second Album Memento Mori
RINGWORM Premiere "Shades Of Blue" Video
AIRBOURNE Is Breakin' Outta Hell!
SEPTEMBER MOURNING To Release Volume II In July
TESLA Announce Mechanical Resonance, Live! Album
QUEENSRYCHE Announce Fall Tour With ARMORED SAINT
KANSAS Announces First New Album In Sixteen Years
SKINDRED Announce "Pump Up The Volume" US Tour
DELAIN Unveil "Moonbathers" Album Details
SKILLET To Embark On U.S. Headline Tour
BLACK SWAN THEORY Release Video For "My Way"
OPETH Announce Headlining North American Tour
ANOTHER LOST YEAR Debut "We All Die Alone" Video
STEVE'N'SEAGULLS Return With Brothers In Farms Album
ANTHRAX Revs Up 35th Anniversary Celebration
MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour Adds More Dates
Rock Against MS: The Pizza Recordings Album Set For Release
New Alt-Metal Band BLACKMORE Releases "72" Video
HAKEN Announce North America "Affinitour" Dates
KISSIN' DYNAMITE Launch "If Clocks Were Running Backwards" Video
MYSTIC PROPHECY, ARTILLERY Announce Co-Headline Europe Shows
VICIOUS RUMORS Release "Chasing The Priest" Lyric Video
KISS Rocks Vegas Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Coming In August
ISLANDER Unveils "Bad Guy" Video
SOUFLY/CAVELERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Joins DEAD BY WEDNESDAY
THE DEAD DAISIES Debut "Long Way To Go" Video
BARB WIRE DOLLS Get Desperate With New Album
EPICA Reveal The Holographic Principle Tracklist
ISLANDER Announce New Album Power Under Control, Video For "Darkness" Released
SEVEN KINGDOMS Reveal In The Walls EP Details
SKELETONWITCH Unveils Seven-Minute Epic, "Red Death, White Light" Track
Northeast "The Breakout Tour" Announced





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2016 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News