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
IRON MAIDEN And The Book Of Souls Go Jumbo On Massive 2016 World Tour
DEATH DEALER To Unleash New Album Hallowed Ground
IRON REAGAN Announce "Just Say Go" Official Beer Release Show
HURTSMILE Release "Good Bye" Video
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Streaming THE WHO Cover "My Generation"
THE WILDHEARTS Announce P.H.U.Q. 20th Anniversary Tour
SCORPIONS To Stream Live Concert On Yahoo
The Best Part Of Waking Up Is ANVIL In Your Cup?
MOTOR SISTER Announce UK Tour For January
FOOD TRUCK & ROCK CARNIVAL Adds More Acts
CATHOUSE LIVE Unites Rock Fans From Around The Globe
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Debut New Album Title Track Video
GARY CHERONE's HURTSMILE Debut Hello I Must Be Going Video
MADAME MAYHEM Says Now You Know
SAVAGE To Release Seventh Album, 7, In October
DEF LEPPARD Lullaby Versions Released
RIVAL SONS Announce 2-Disc Tour Edition Of Latest Album, Great Western Valkyrie
ILL NINO Release "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" Video
MICHAEL MONROE Reveals Blackout States Album
THE WINERY DOGS Stream New Track "Oblivion"
TONY MACALPINE Postpones Tours Of Asia And Australia Due To Illness
BUCKCHERRY Debuts "Tight Pants" Video
SENSES FAIL, SILVERSTEIN To Co-Headline Tour
BLESSTHEFALL Announces Fall Headline Tour
NEW YEARS DAY Reveal Malevolence Details
UNDEROATH Announces North American "Rebirth Tour"
AMORPHIS Release "Sacrifice" Single, Video
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Releases "Planet A" Video
VEHEMENCE Release "I Don't Want To Look Inside" Video
TORCHE Confirm More European Headline Shows
TRIVIUM Are The "Blind Leading The Blind" In New Video
BLITZKRIEG Album, A Time Of Changes, Gets 30th Anniversary Edition
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE DVD/Blu-Ray, Live At Finsbury Park, Due In October
NIGHTWISH To Release Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour Edition
TITANS OF METAL ISRAEL Performers Revealed
MIKE TRAMP Says "Give It All You Got" In Video
FULL DEVIL JACKET Announce New Tour Dates
METAL ALLEGIANCE Release "Dying Song" Video
EPICA Launches "The Essence Of Silence" Live Video
Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Joins AXES & ANCHORS Cruise
Live To Win - A Casual Guide To The Music Of KISS Frontman Paul Stanley Book Out September 1
NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA Movie Gets California Screening
COHEED AND CAMBRIA Release "You Got Spirit, Kid" Video
QUIET RIOT Documentary Now Available For Pre-Order On iTunes
CIRCLE II CIRCLE Reveal Reign Of Darkness Album
MEGADETH To Tour Australia With CHILDREN OF BODOM
WEDNESDAY 13 Announces "Blood, Guts, & Gore" Tour
DANKO JONES Extends European Tour Dates Into December
GRAVEYARD Premieres "The Apple And The Tree" Video
THE SWORD Announce Fall 2015 Tour
SWALLOW THE SUN To Release Triple Album, Songs From The North I, II & III
INTRONAUT Go In The Direction Of Last Things
HATCHET Take Their Thrash Attack Back On The Road
MELIAH RAGE Early Years Compilation, Before The Kill, To Be Released
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces "The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve" Tour
ESCAPE THE FATE Say Hate Me In October
UGLY KID JOE Reveal New Album Tracklist
SUPERJOINT Confirmed As Direct Support On DANZIG's Blackest Of The Black Tour
ENSLAVED To Support BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
HELLOWEEN Announce European Tour Dates
NAPALM DEATH Announce "Deathcrusher" UK, Ireland Shows
TESSERACT Announce U.S. Tour Dates
ONE MACHINE Streaming The Final Cull Title Track
SEVEN WITCHES Announce The Way Of The Wicked Album





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

©2015 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News