Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Sues Detroit Rocker Kid Rock

IQ magazine claims Kid Rock has changed the name of his tour from the Greatest Show on Earth to American Rock and Roll because the owners of the Barnum & Bailey Circus sued him for trademark infringement for using the phrase Greatest Show on Earth.

The Company Feld Entertainment (owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus) asked a Florida judge to stop Kid from using the phrase Greatest Show on Earth, and the judge agreed.

Canoe.com reports that Kid Rock released this statement...

“While I firmly believe that I am entitled under the First Amendment to name my tour after my song, I have changed the tour name because I do not want this lawsuit to distract me or my fans from focusing on what is important in my upcoming tour – my music.”

You would think that with that statement and the order from a Florida judge that this issue would be put to rest, but that is not the case. Feld Entertainment plans to take Kid Rock to court ...

accusing him (Kid Rock) and concert promoter Live Nation of trademark dilution and infringement, unfair competition, injury to business reputation and unjust enrichment.

So it is safe to say this spat is far from over.


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