Lady Antebellum Files Lawsuit Against Singer Lady A After Name Change

The country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum told NPR that it is not opposed to a singer continue to use Lady A as a stage name

The Band Lady A Files Lawsuit Against 'Lady A' Singer Anita White

Lady A, the country trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, have filed a lawsuit against Anita White, a blues singer who goes by the same name.

In an interview with Vulture, White confirmed the demand - but said she wanted to use half to rebrand herself, and the other half would be donated to organisations supporting independent black artists.

"Today we are sad to share that our honest hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common goal has ended", Lady A (the band) said in a statement to CBS News. In a statement, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum reported that Anita White demanded a $10 million payment for the use of her name.

"I'm not happy about [it] yet again after talking in good faith", she said.

It also noted that "prior to 2020, White did not challenge, in any way, Plaintiffs' open, obvious, and widespread nationwide and worldwide use of the LADY A mark as a source indicator for Plaintiffs' recorded, downloadable, and streaming music and videos, Plaintiffs' lives musical performances, or Plaintiffs' sale of souvenir merchandise".

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Billboard was first to break the story. I'm not going to lay down and let this happen to me.

The two sides spoke via video teleconference shortly after White objected publicly to the band's use of the name. Meanwhile, it says, "On May 18, 2010, Lady A'D Productions, Inc. applied to register 'Lady A" in International Class 41 for entertainment services, including live musical performances and streaming musical programming. The official registration of the trademark took place on July 26, 2011 "after no oppositions were filed by any person or entity, including White". They say they simply want to share it, in the spirit of a "coexistence agreement" that was being negotiated before talks broke down.

The band claims the total amount was $10million which has not been mentioned in the lawsuit.

On June 15, White posted a photograph of a Zoom get in touch with among her and the band on her Instagram web site, indicating "clear, truthful, and authentic discussions ended up experienced". "If there isn't a likelihood of confusion, the two names can coexist", he said.

In the course of the simply call, the musicians discussed "co-crafting and jointly recording a new track", in accordance to the lawsuit. White in reference to trademark litigation issues.' ... The band is not seeking monetary damages.

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The nation group's swimsuit consists of quite a few attachments displaying outdated merch gadgets bearing the identify Girl A and even a display shot, through the Wayback Machine website, of a web page that used the identify in 2006.

The band changed their name last month after critics claimed the word "antebellum" glamorized the pre-Civil War South and slavery.

The group dropped the word "Antebellum" from their name because of its ties to slavery.

"After we heard that Ms". But White later objected to that description, saying she did not in fact reach an agreement to share the name.

The band also revealed their name was inspired by the "southern "antebellum" style home where we took out first photos" 14 years ago.

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"As an alternative, we shared our tales, listened to one another, prayed and spent hours on the cellphone and textual content writing a tune about this expertise collectively".

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