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Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« on: July 02, 2019, 02:34:24 PM »
This is utterly bizarre and somewhat troubling.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/bonzodogbanned/

Basically the Bonzos have lost control of their band name because some wanksock has fraudlently registered  copyright over it, which apparently is something you can just do without having to provide proof of legal ownership. And now they're having to raise thousands of pounds on order to fight the claim in court.

I've heard this happens all the time with patent applications, but never with a band before.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 06:55:07 PM »
Pet peeve: copyright and trademark are a different thing. You copyright content, you trademark branding (i.e. a band name)

Copyright is mostly default, too. You put a work out there and you have the rights to it. Trademarks have to be registered.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 08:47:57 PM »
I remember hearing once that Garth Brooks bought the rights to the letter 'G' as a brand. Years ago, when Geri Halliwell was about to embark on a solo tour of the States she was not allowed to have a giant 'G' as her backdrop. Nuts, if true.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 11:48:45 PM »
I thought it was Gareth Gates Warren G he had a G-spat with.

Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 01:13:40 AM »
Can't they just call themselves The B0nz0 D0g D00da Band or something?

Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 07:51:29 AM »
Didn't they officially drop the 'Doo Dah' and become The Bonzo Dog Band anyway?

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 07:16:08 PM »
Didn't they officially drop the 'Doo Dah' and become The Bonzo Dog Band anyway?

I think everything they've done in the last fifteen years or so has had the Doo Dah in it.

I saw the band play a couple of years ago, and didn't think they deserved to be using the name anymore. It was Rodney Slater and a few other blokes.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 07:40:05 PM »
The Bonzo Dog-Doo Band?

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 04:41:26 AM »
The Bonzo Dog-Doo Band?

That's how I've always perceived their name, it's very off-putting.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 02:42:44 PM »
I prefer it with the 'Doo-Dah' in the title, it rolls of the tongue better.

Unlike actual dog doo.

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 02:48:14 PM »
Dog doo don't; doo-dah deffo doo.

Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 02:57:29 PM »
Dey do do dat dough don't dey

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2019, 04:33:32 AM »
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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2019, 04:43:54 AM »
the Bonzos have lost control of their band name........ And now they're having to raise thousands of pounds on order to fight the claim in court.


fuck's sake. shit like this boils my piss, so it does. I hope they get an enlightened judge who tells the wanksock he's going to be hanged for this.

I mean, why? why would you pick on the bonzos & not someone genuinely deserving of the bother?

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 07:34:15 AM »
It’s been done by a company called Anglo Atlantic Media. According to their discogs page their main business is in (what look to me like) grey area “official bootlegs” of live performances – including a BDDDB reunion concert: https://www.discogs.com/label/952613-Anglo-Atlantic-Media-Ltd

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Re: Bonzo Dog Band Name Stolen
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 04:18:27 PM »
Change the name to Anglo Atlantic Are Cunts.

Triple A Cunts is actually pretty badass.