Ozzy Osbourne sues Black Sabbath bandmate

He says Tony Iommi wrongfully claimed band name

Ozzy Osbourne has filed a suit against his Black Sabbath bandmate, saying he illegally claimed the band name.

In the suit, which was filed at Manhattan federal court, Osbourne says that guitarist Tony Iommi illegally clamed sole ownership of the band’s name at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Iommi is being sued for 50 per cent interest in the ‘Black Sabbath’ trademark and a portion of his profits from use of the name, according to a story in the New York Post.

The suit also says that Osbourne’s distinct vocal style is one of the main reasons the band became successful, saying they became less popular when he left the band in 1980.

–By our New York staff.
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