Monday, January 9, 2023

Steve Perry withdraws legal action over Journey trademarks

Former Journey singer Steve Perry has withdrawn a legal action in a trademark dispute with former bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain.

Perry originally filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last September in an effort to invalidate 20 trademark registrations assigned to many of the band’s biggest hits for merchandising purposes held by a company called Freedom JN LLC – an entity the singer says is controlled by Schon and Cain.

The petition saw Perry claim that the pair are not allowed to unilaterally register trademarks for the song names because the trio signed a partnership agreement requiring unanimous consent for any use of the tracks, for merchandise or anything else.

Schon took to social media to update fans on the situation, posting Perry’s paperwork and writing: “So much for JC trying to throw me under the bus as he claimed I was blatantly trying to rip off SP while collecting the checks for the very diligent work my wife and I did to protect our Merch. Time for coffee.”

After scoring huge international success with Journey through the late 1970s and mid-1980s, Perry left the group in 1998.

Journey will open the 2023 Freedom tour of North America – which also celebrates the group’s 50th anniversary since their formation in San Francisco, CA in 1973 – with two shows in Durant, OK later this month.

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