July 13, 2005
Settlement in Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Case
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. v. Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inc., No. 1:05-cv-0527 (N.D. Ohio complaint filed February 7, 2005 and order of dismissal filed July 5, 2005). Reuters reports that the case has settled, with the defendants changing their website name to "Jewsrock.org" and agreeing not to use the phrase "Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
This is a disappointing but perhaps inevitable loss. As one of the defendants said, "These guys are an enormous establishment and institution, and we're just three Jewish guys with a computer." So, maybe the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does own the Jews after all? The "humorless" plaintiffs even rejected a settlement allowing the defendants to use the name "Jewish Rock & Roll Challah Fame." Oy vey.
Posted by Eric at July 13, 2005 11:10 AM | Trademark