The Bonzo Dog Banned - Fighting Off The Writs

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The Bonzo Dog Banned - Fighting Off The Writs

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Latest: Nov. 27, 2019

February Court Date & Bonzo Dog Banned Performance !

The next court date has been set for the last week of February 2020 and the band and their advisers remain confident that they will strike out what is left of the legal action that was initiated ag...

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HIGH COURT CLAIMS AGAINST THE BONZO DOG DOO-DAH BAND BAND, THEIR IPO REPRESENTATIVE AND THEIR IPO WITNESSES NOT YET STRUCK OUT!  

PLEASE HELP WITH BANDS FINAL COURT COSTS IF YOU CAN! 

As reported in the Daily Mail on the 31st of October 2019 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band won back their name from Anglo Atlantic Media Ltd. because the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ruled that only the remaining members of the band were entitled to own the the goodwill and therefore the name associated with that goodwill. That will come as no surprise to fans of the band.  

You can read about it in the following Daily Mail article : Rock legends The Bonzo Dog Band win legal ding-dong to put the Doo Dah back into their name  

Other articles appeared in the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph. 

Before winning back their name and  prior to the IPO ruling, Anglo Atlantic Media Ltd had already issued two high court writs against the band, their IPO representative, and IPO witnesses claiming that there was an unlawful conspiracy to challenge the Trademark that was owned by them. These writs have not been withdrawn.  

Whilst the IPO has ruled that the goodwill resides with the band and therefore the name rightfully belongs to them ( see the ruling  here ) and that the trademark lodged by Anglo Atlantic Media Ltd at the IPO is invalid, the two High Court writs are still proceeding and have not been withdrawn by Anglo Atlantic Media.Ltd.  

One hearing has taken place at The High Court on the 31st of October however Anglo Atlantic Media Ltd lodged the claim in the wrong court and opposed moving it until the day of the court hearing. The claims will not now be resolved until the claims are heard in the correct court. This will happen soon. Justice Freedman described the claim as potentially an abuse of the courts that was a "collateral attack" on the IPOs registrar. The band expects that the claims will be struck out because they are not only without merit but they also arise from the now invalidated trademark. 

However, Anglo Atlantic Media Ltd are persisting with the claims adding to the bands costs. For that reason the band are appealing for further funding not least because the costs to date are higher than the amount of money that has been raised. 

We are hoping that we can raise a further £10,000 and have set an initial goal of £2500. If that is reached the stretch target will go to £10,000.    

The band is upbeat, thankful and humbled by the support from their fans so far.

Please help them make some noises for the last leg of this nightmare.  

Thank You! 

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Update 2

Mr Apollo

Nov. 27, 2019

February Court Date & Bonzo Dog Banned Performance !

The next court date has been set for the last week of February 2020 and the band and their advisers remain confident that they will strike out what is left of the legal action that was initiated against them and their witnesses on the back of a bogus trademark, which has now been invalidated.  

Unfortunately the whole sorry episode remains an insanely expensive process. Once Parliament returns the issue will be pursued further in Westminster with the assistance of some  supportive MPs so that other bands do not have to suffer the same nightmare.  

In the meantime the remaining members of the band, who are upbeat, thankful and humbled by the support they have received so far, will be reunited for one final grand HOORAH as a thank you to fans.  ‘Still Barking’ under the name of Bonzo Dog Banned comes to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on 29 May 2020.

Friday 29 May 2020 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Tickets: £50 - £60 (adv) Doors: 7pm

Tickets go one sale generally on Thursday the 28th of November at 10am 

CLICK HERE

It is hoped that a special launch event will be held later in the year in London for the mammoth 'Still Barking Box' set which will contain 18 discs of audio and visual material from the '60s and '70s (much of it previously unreleased) reproduction memorabilia, a book and more. 

Crowdfunders will receive a special invite once a date  has been confirmed. 

Thanks again for your support. The band looks forward to seeing you in London in May next year.    

Love

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Da Da Banned (Band)  

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Update 1

Mr Apollo

Nov. 10, 2019

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