Ed Sheeran Trademarks
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September 4, 2023
Ed Sheeran is best known as an award-winning, best-selling musical artist. He is also a songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has sold more than 150 million records in his career and was named the best-selling artist of 2017.
Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, Edward Christopher Sheeran showed promise both in music and as a performer, as a small child. His parents said that he was a natural performer, and in school, his classmates would vote him “Most Likely to Become Famous.” He was part of the National Youth Theatre in London and sang in church as a child.
Early in his pursuit of a musical career, he independently released several albums including, Spinning Man (2004), You Need Me (2009), Loose Change (2010), Songs I Wrote with Amy (2010), Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford (2010), and No. 5 Collaborations Project (2011). No. 5 Collaborations Project shot to number two on the iTunes chart, which gained him mainstream attention. Asylum Records signed Sheeran later that year.
His debut album was titled “+” and its lead single, “The A Team” debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, selling almost 60,000 copies in its first week. The album contained several other hits including “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” “Lego House” and “Drunk.” The album itself debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was well received by critics as well as being a commercial success. He won two Brit Awards for the album in 2012.
Sheeran was asked to perform at the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II concert and at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which were held in London. Around this time, he also co-wrote One Direction’s “Moments,” and two more songs on their second album. He wrote and performed “Everything Has Changed” with Taylor Swift and he was featured on several of Foy Vance’s songs as well.
The album, “+,” went as high as number five on the Billboard 200, and “The A Team” reached 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sheeran performed at the Grammys with Elton John, as well as opened for Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour.” He received the Grammy award nomination the next year, for Best New Artist.
In 2014, Sheeran released his second studio album. This album was titled x. It provided him with his first number-one single in his home country – “Sing,” and was the most-streamed album of that year. Other notable singles from the album are “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Bloodstream,” and “Photograph.” The album was number one on the UK Albums Charts and the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year. He opened for the Rolling Stones and sold out Wembley Stadium for Ed Sheeran – Live at Wembley Stadium. He also performed at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, hosted the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, and won two Grammys for the song “Thinking Out Loud.”
In 2017, after a long hiatus, he released his third studio album, titled “÷.” It debuted at number one in the UK and the US, as well as many other major markets across the world. Its single “Shape of You” debuted at number one in the UK and the US, while “Castle on the Hill” debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US. He appeared at the Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where he won Artist of the Year. He collaborated with Taylor Swift on “End Game” and Eminem on “River.” He also wrote, “Trust Fund Baby” for Why Don’t We and “Summer On You” for PrettyMuch. He toured Europe, South America, and North America and had dates in Australia in support of his “÷” album.
No.6 Collaborations Project (2019), was his fourth studio album. This album contains the singles “I Don’t Care,” “Cross Me,” “Beautiful People,” “Best Part of Me,” “Blow,” and “Antisocial”. This album also debuted at number one in the UK and the US as well as other major markets. His sixth studio album is expected to be called “=” and will contain the already released single “Bad Habits.”
Sheeran is well known for his work ethic and is the director of Ed Sheeran Limited, Gingerbread Man Records Limited, and Sidewind Limited. Sheeran applied for a trademark for his name which protects him against infringement when using the name for pre-recorded music on various platforms, publications like books and magazines, and clothing items such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and wristbands. His company Sidewind Limited obtained a federal trademark registration for Gingerbread Man Records, which Sheeran established in 2015 with Warner Music Group. Artists Jamie Lawson, Foy Vance, and Maisie Peters are signed to the label.
Ed Sheeran is also part owner of the bar “Bertie Blossoms”, and very active in support of charities. He married Cherry Seaborn in 2019 and they have one daughter. His reported net worth is $200 million.
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IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S Pre-recorded DVDs and CDs featuring music and musical entertainment; digital film downloadable from the Internet in the field of musical entertainment; films, namely, cinematographic films featuring music; sound and video recordings provided by downloading from computer and telecommunications networks including the Internet and the world wide web namely, downloadable MP3 files and MP3 recordings featuring music.
IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S Publications, namely concert programs; books, magazines, fanzines and newsletters, all in the field of music, musical entertainment and concerts; posters; photographs; calendars; gift boxes.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S T-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball shirts, hooded sweatshirts, caps, hats, shorts, wristbands.