Bobby G (Robert Gubby), one of the four original members of Bucks Fizz and owner of the band’s Trade Mark “Bucks Fizz”, has successfully prevented the three other original members, Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston registering “Original Bucks Fizz”. The UK Intellectual Property Office ruled that given Buck Fizz has existed in all sorts of incarnations over the years, the number original members was not relevant. And as Bobby G was the original trademark registrant, he has the right to use the name saying “The public would have no reason to expect the group performing as Bucks Fizz to consist of the original line-up [that] had not performed together for 24 years”. An appeal is planned.
See August 2011 Music Law Updates