The Band Formally Called Lady Antebellum Sues Blues Singer Over Lady A Name Rights
What's in a name? The Chicks, street names like Rosser Ave, and the band Lady A. Name changes have either happened or are being debated on happening. Back on June 11th, the band formally known as Lady Antebellum made a public announcement that they were dropping the "Antebellum" from their name and will continue officially as "Lady A". All was good until a woman named Anita White based out of Seattle stepped forward to say she has been using that name for more than a decade. At first, they seemed to reach an agreement but now the band has announced they will be suing Anita White. In their statement the band says:
"Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended,"
"She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years."
To make matters more complicated (or less depending on how you see it) is that the band has had the name Lady A trademarked since 2011.