BON JOVI appears to have sunk to a new low - suing a covers band.
A legal letter from the law firm Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman to the girl group BLONDE JOVI has surfaced and states, “It has recently come to our attention that your band is using the mark and name Blonde Jovi in connection with live musical performances; more specifically, a Bon Jovi tribute band. Our investigation also uncovered that you are using BJP’s 'Heart And Dagger' Logo trademark prominently on your website. Unfortunately, and despite the fact that our client appreciates the reverence that your band pays tribute to Bon Jovi, as a tribute band, our client nevertheless is charged with the duty of enforcing its trademark rights. In this regard, BJP cannot allow your band to use the mark and name Blonde Jovi (or any other BJP trademarks), as such use creates a likelihood of confusion with our client, and capitalizes on the goodwill and reputation of its well-known marks.”
It appears the band have changed their name to BLONDE JERSEY as their MySpace Page (www.myspace.com/blondejovi
) directs people to this location