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A verdict from the United States District Court Central District on the pending lawsuit over the use of the name Kyuss Lives! for ongoing reunion activities has been ruled as to be used only in concert.
According to Rolling Stone, Judge S. James Otero has issued the ruling:
“The Court will issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting Defendants from using the Kyuss Mark in any capacity unless the word “Lives” follows the word “Kyuss” in equally-prominent lettering.”
“The Court will issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting Defendants from using the Kyuss Lives Mark in conjunction with any studio album, live album, or other audio recording. The Motion is denied, however, with respect to Plaintiffs’ request that Defendants be enjoined from using the Kyuss Lives Mark in conjunction with concerts and live performances.”
The Kyuss! Lives name verdict does not fully protect its name, according to the Judge, and “It may be in Defendants’ best interest to begin re-branding under a new name.”
The lawsuit originated after former members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder filed a lawsuit against their former bandmates in Kyuss, John Garcia and Brant Bjork, citing “trademark infringement and consumer fraud” over the Kyuss Lives! name for their ongoing reunion.