The Singles Threaten Scarlett Johansson’s Band With Legal Action
L.A. pop-rockers the Singles, who have been around since 1999, are claiming trademark infringement against Scarlett Johansson and her new all-girl group of the same name. The Singles are issuing a cease and desist letter after Johansson -- along with bandmates Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan and Este Haim -- released their first single, "Candy" on Feb. 20 (you can hear the song above).
Along with trademark infringement, the original Singles are alleging a number of other legal claims. Frontman and founder Vincent Frederick expressed his revelation involving the band-name copy, stating, “I woke up one morning and learned from the news that our band name was literally just taken by someone else as their own. It’s hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band ... the Singles has been my life for the past 16 years. We have worked so incredibly hard to make it a success.”
Frederick went on to say "our band, the Singles, has an account on nearly all social media sites and our music is available in record shops, on iTunes, SoundCloud and other websites. Just a simple search on Google would have revealed that ‘The Singles’ was already a band name being used by another pop/rock band -- our band.”
Where do you fall on this controversy? Let us know in the comments section below, and then listen to "Look How Fast a Heart Can Break" from the original Singles: