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Launch Radio Networks is reporting that STAIND has filed a lawsuit in Ohio federal court against Jon C. Stainbrook for trademark infringement and breach of contract, while also seeking a judicial declaration that the band's trademark registrations are valid. STAIND was forced to take legal action, according to a statement issued by the band yesterday (Dec. 21), when Stainbrook attempted to re-register "THE STAIN" as a trademark despite the fact that the band purchased it from him in 1999.
The members of STAIND said in their statement, "We dealt with this years ago by purchasing Mr. Stainbrook's mark in good faith. All we want to do is make music and it's too bad that we have to spend time and energy dealing with this situation. We are confident that our purchase agreement with Mr. Stainbrook will be upheld, and his attempts to cancel our STAIND registrations and to re-register 'THE STAIN' will be rejected."
According to STAIND's suit, Stainbrook "purposefully caused STAIND's rights in the 'THE STAIN' trademark registration to lapse, and now seeks to benefit from his conduct by attempting to reclaim rights in 'THE STAIN.'"
The band also seeks to have Stainbrook's motion to cancel STAIND's trademark registrations be deemed meritless and rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Stainbrook filed a petition against the group in October with the Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that they obtained the right to use the name through "fraudulent practices." Stainbrook, who used to lead a band called the STAIN, legally forced the Los Angeles pop-punk act LIT to abandon their original name, STAIN.
DISTURBED, STAIND and HOOBASTANK are among the acts that will participate in this year's Rolling Rock Town Fair.
The fifth annual edition of the music festival will happen on July 31 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds near Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Launch Radio Networks that the band may book some other shows around the same time as the Town Fair.
"I'm thinking that we're probably going to set up some sort of a run revolving around that date, just to kind of keep ourselves in the game," he said. "You know, so that we're not just going down there and coming back, we'll probably play some shows along the way and along the way back."
An abbreviated version of The Town Fair will hit the road in Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle before coming back to western Pennsylvania, with slightly different lineups on all three shows. The June 12 show at Boston's Suffolk Downs will feature SEVENDUST, THREE DAYS GRACE, and FINCH, while FINGER ELEVEN will join those bands on June 19 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
In 2002, Aaron Lewis, lead singer of STAIND, signed the first band, LO-PRO, to his new 413 Records imprint in conjunction with Geffen Records President Jordan Schur. Lo-Pro released their self-titled debut set on 413/Geffen Records in August of 2003 and spent the remainder of the year touring the U.S. with Staind. Now the guys in Lo-Pro have a single climbing up the radio charts and a slot on the upcoming THREE DAYS GRACE tour of the U.S.
Lo-Pro will join Three Days Grace on tour beginning March 10th in Boston, Massachusetts at Axis and the tour will run through the end of April (see below for complete itinerary). Lo-Pro’s first single, “Sunday,” is off to an amazing start at the Rock Radio formats. Just three weeks after its add date, “Sunday” has already reached #30 on the Active Rock chart, #29 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #32 at the Modern Rock chart and climbing.
The Southern California-based band was founded by former Ultraspank members Peter Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar). The two are joined by drummer Tommy Stewart (Godsmack), bassist Jon Fahnestock (Snot, Amen) and guitarist Pete Ricci. Lo-Pro’s debut was recorded in Los Angeles at NRG studio with producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park) at the board. Lo-Pro was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Below is a complete list of Lo-Pro’s tour dates with Three Days Grace: More...