A pack of hot, curvy blondeÂ girls that adore you --Â every male rockstar's bread and butter, right? Guess not. Bon Jovi is suing their all-female cover band Blonde Jovi. The gals have been forced to change their name to Blonde Jersey, instead. Doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?
Here's an excerpt from the legal letter from Bon Jovi's law firm, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman:
"It has recently come to our attention that your band is using the mark and name BLONDE JOVI in connection with live musical performances; more specifically, a Bon Jovi tribute band . . . In this regard, BJP cannot allow your band to use the mark and name BLONDE JOVI (or any other BJP trademarks), as such use creates a likelihood of confusion with our client, and capitalizes on the goodwill and reputation of its well-known marks."
Confusion? Will anyone really confuse the long-haired ladies of Blonde Jovi with these 40-something year-old men? Maybe back in the big hair of the 80s, but hardly now. Talk about celebrity arrogance. Guess imitation isn't always the greatest form of flattery.
sources: E! Online, undercover.com