British boy band Uk One Dircetion has ripped us off, now there is a suing going on between this band and another with the same in the U.S. now the Americans are pleading for them to change their name.
What had come to light is that the group from U.S. has in fact filed a lawsuit giving feedback that they had formed the the named back in 2009. This is one year before the Uk band members even heard of each other.
Also they have said that the Americans claim they also beat the Brits in a race to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — filing a trademark application for
“One Direction” long before their UK counterparts.
Now, the Americans are asking for a court order — requiring the Brits to change their name. The Americans are also suing Simon Cowell’s record label and Sony Music — demanding more than $1 million in damages.
The British band — which was formed by Simon Cowell in 2010 while members competed on the UK “X Factor” — has yet to respond to the lawsuit.