“TOP6 Check for infringement of publicity rights”
When it became known that Yecheon Brewery had applied for a trademark using the birthdays of Yeong-tak and Lim Young-woong, the New Era Project, which is in charge of managing Mr. Trot TOP6, announced that it would respond strongly.
Today (28th), New Era Project said, “Due to the trademark rights-related actions of Yecheon Brewery, the concerns and inconveniences of Mr. Trot TOP6 fans are continuing to spread.” We will closely examine and respond to whether the related acts are infringing on the publicity rights of the TOP6.”
He also said, “We will do our best to prevent inconvenience to advertising companies with which we have legal partnerships.” “We will do our best to prevent infringement of artists’ rights, and we will continue to make efforts to prevent damage caused by infringement of rights.”
On the other hand, Yecheon Brewery is in a fierce dispute with singer Young-tak over the trademark ‘Young-tak’ and is foretelling a legal battle in the future. Yecheon Brewery applied for the trademark ‘0513’, which is reminiscent of Yeong-tak’s birthday on May 13. Controversy arose when he applied for a trademark called ‘0616 Our Sidekick’, which reminds us of Young-woong Lim’s birthday, June 16. In response, New Era appointed a team of professional lawyers and foreshadowed a firm response to the trademark dispute.
The following is the official position of the New Era Project.
Hello, this is New Era Project.
Due to Yecheon Brewery’s trademark-related actions, the concerns and inconveniences of Mr. Trot TOP6 fans continue to spread.
Accordingly, New Era Project will actively cooperate with the artist’s original agency to closely examine and respond to whether the trademark rights of Yecheon Brewery Co., Ltd. are infringing on the TOP6 right of publicity.
In addition, we will do our best to prevent inconvenience to advertising companies with which we have legal partnerships.
In this regard, we will take strong measures together with the trademark and copyright attorneys of the law firm.
New Era Project will strive to prevent infringement of artists’ rights, and will continue to strive to prevent damage caused by infringement of rights.
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