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Supernova Inspires Lawsuit

cpierson.jpgWhat's in a name? A nice settlement, if you are lucky. MTV is reporting that Southern California punk band Supernova is suing Mark Burnett and his rock reality show, claiming they stole their good name.

The complaint was filed on June 27, claiming unfair competition and trademark infringement against "Rock Star: Supernova." The band has been using the name since 1991 and even has three albums. You probably didn't know that. The lawsuit might be working to their advantage already!

In this installment, 15 contestants are vying to front a band for Tommy lee, Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. The prize includes an album and tour time. I'd like to throw in a Betty Ford coupon if it hasn't already been offered.

This suit was first filed was about eight days before the second installment of the CBS reality show premiered. After seeing its not-so-spectacular ratings for the debut, I wonder if the court will drop the amount in damages (if any is awarded).

"Rock Star: Supernova" airs every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on CBS. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on July 11, 2006 10:40 PM
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