5B Artists + Media Files Trademarks for “ROCK AGAINST RACISM”

5B Artists + Media has filed three new trademark applications for “ROCK AGAINST RACISM.” This company manages popular metal and rock bands including Slipknot, Megadeath and Flogging Molly.

The applications, just filed on June 15th, indicate that 5B Artists + Media intends to use the “ROCK AGAINST RACISM” trademark for offering live music concerts and live music concert tours. They also filed an application for a clothing line, as well as an additional filing for selling music branded under the “ROCK AGAINST RACISM” slogan.

These trademark applications were all filed on a 1(b) basis, which means that 5B Artists + Media has a bona fide intent to use the trademark in association with the goods and services they listed in the applications. The founder of the company, Cory Brennan, was required to sign a declaration that stated he plans to use the trademarks.

Finally, this is not the first time the “Rock Against Racism” phrase has been used. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Rock Against Racism was a political and cultural movement that erupted after a rise in racist attacks on the streets of the United Kingdom. Now, in response to Black Lives Matter movement across the globe, it appears that 5B Artists + Media is bringing back the phrase and planning to offer a “ROCK AGAINST RACISM” concert.

Josh Gerben, Esq.

Josh Gerben, Esq. is the founder and principal of Gerben IP. In 2008, Mr. Gerben started the firm to provide high-quality trademark services at reasonable prices. Today, he is recognized by the World Trademark Review as a top trademark filer, having registered over 7,500 trademarks. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and may not be relied on as legal advice.

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