Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Supernova Lawsuit

The 90s rock band Supernova, one of whose members is now a lawyer himself, is suing CBS and producer Mark Burnett over the new reality show "Rock Star: Supernova" which it claims infringes on its trademark. Settlement talks broke down earlier this year. The show, which features drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Jason Newsted and guitarist Gilby Clarke, seeks a vocalist; fifteen would-be stars will audition for the role of lead singer of the band, which may need a new name if Supernova prevails. The plaintiffs are seeking a preliminary injunction. Read more here.

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