Mutya Buena wins legal rights to Sugababes name

But only in relation to use with specific merchandise and stationery

Mutya Buena wins legal rights to Sugababes name

Photo: PA

Mutya Buena has taken a significant step in the legal battle of the rights to the name Sugababes, after she won the right to use the name to market certain products bearing the name of the girlband.

Buena quit the band in 2005 and her former bandmate Keisha Buchanan left in 2009, leaving the girlband without a single original member.

The singer then announced she would be pursuing legal action to win the rights to the name Sugababes and announced yesterday that she had succeeded. However, it appears Buena now only owns the Sugababes rights to paper, cardboard and goods; namely stationery, paper gift wrap and paper gift wrapping ribbons.

She wrote on her Facebook page of the news: "I won the official name of the Sugababes now!!! I deserve this! I'm over the moon!"

There had been speculation that current members Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen will have to tour and record under a new name. However, the group's representatives contacted NME with the following statement:

"On April 21 2011, a decision was made by the Office For Harmonization In The Internal Market Trade (Trade Marks Department), wherein Sugababes successfully acquired the rights to the name 'Sugababes' in all categories pertaining to the band’s areas of activity in the music, sound recording and entertainment industry."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Tyler, The Creator on Beyonce's surprise album: 'That was my idea years ago!'
Ozzy Osbourne vows to continue releasing solo material after Black Sabbath split
Ben Howard adds second London date to 2015 UK arena tour
The Decemberists tease new single 'Make Me Better' - listen
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan at tiny gig
Dizzee Rascal shares gory Halloween video for 'Couple Of Stacks'
U2's Bono calls 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' by Future Islands "a miracle"
Arcade Fire release short horror film with James Murphy, Fleet Foxes and the National - watch
Damon Albarn swims with sharks in radio documentary
Bob Dylan's new album 'Shadows In The Night' to be released in 2015
Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder: 'Liam Gallagher should get himself a TV chat show'
John Lydon: 'Never Mind The Bollocks' is an underrated record
Honeyblood open up about drummer's recent departure
Kate Tempest: In the UK 'voting does nothing to change the system'
Billy Corgan rules out playing 20th anniversary gigs for 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite...
The Libertines' Gary Powell to perform with pop newcomer Iris Gold at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Gengahr announce last-minute London gig
Peta criticises One Direction for featuring chimp in new 'Steal My Girl' video
Kasabian cover the 'Ghostbusters' theme – listen
Jamie T kicks off first tour in four years with rowdy Bristol gig
Girls star Lena Dunham says Taylor Swift 'sings my story'
Flying Lotus releases twisted 'Ready Err Not' video – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM