Los Angeles, CA – Nightclub promoter and performer Filthy McNasty – he legally changed his name – filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Salon Corona, Inc. at the Los Angeles Federal District Court. Since 1980, Plaintiff McNasty has used the marks “FM Station Live” and “FM Station” for offering nightclub, live music and cabaret services. In 1989, the FM Station Live trademark was registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has withstood a cancellation proceeding at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Click to read TTAB decision.
The complaint alleges that Defendant Salon Corona and Shawn Crosby have infringed the FM Station trademark by operating a nightclub and live music venue in North Hollywood, California under an unauthorized “FM Station” live trademark. Plaintiff accuses the Defendants of intentionally infringing on his trademarks. Although not mentioned in the complaint, the TTAB sheds some light on the Defendants’ prior knowledge of the FM Station Live trademark. Plaintiff McNasty was promoting monthly shows at the Defendants’ location under the FM Station mark. The case is titled Filthy McNasty v. Shawn Crosby, et al., CV08-0695 RGK (C.D. Cal. 2008).