Sugababes' Heidi Range speaks out about the group's name row

Singer says 'there's been no conversations about who owns the name'

She's been part of the Sugababes line-up since 2001, but before that Heidi Range was an original member of another girl group - Atomic Kitten. She left Liz McClarnon and Kerry Katona behind in early 1999 after singing on the Scouse group's early demo tapes. Apparently she preferred to sing more R&B-style tunes...
Sugababes' Heidi Range has spoken out about Mutya Buena's application to own the Sugababes name.

Talking to BBC Newsbeat at the launch of Sugababes' new album 'Sweet 7', Range said she was not expecting Buena's application to come to anything.

"Our record company own the name Sugababes," Range explained. "So there's no conversations about who owns the name."

She added: "I signed to Universal Records eight-and-a-half years ago with Mutya [Buena] and Keisha [Buchanan] as the Sugababes, so we've still got the name."

As previously reported, Buena's legal team are hopeful that her registration with the European Trademarks Authority will go through, meaning she will own the rights to use the Sugababes name on goods such as CDs, DVDs and books.

Meanwhile, the current line-up of Sugababes, which now includes Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen, release new album 'Sweet 7' on March 15.

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