Black Flag v. Flag: The Battle of the Reunited Bands

Black Flag v. Flag: The Battle of the Reunited Bands

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Two versions of the seminal hardcore punk band Black Flag have reunited and are playing the band's songs on tour. Greg Ginn (of Black Flag and SST Records) has filed a lawsuit against FLAG (the Black Flag band featuring Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Chuck Dukowski.)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ginn filed a lawsuit on August 2, claiming that the name Flag, along with that band's use of the iconic four bars logo, was a copyright infringement.

Ginn claims that he and his label SST Records own the rights to the name and logo, and that "Flag" is a "colorable imitation" that's "likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception among consumers."

Henry Rollins is also named as a defendant, even though he has nothing to do with either of the current Black Flag lineups.

You can check out the full lawsuit here.

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