Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Newsboys take Legal Action

A Christian band is suing a hip hop group for trademark infringement. The Newsboys say the music of the California-based duo calling themselves New Boyz is “sexually charged and the lyrics are sexually explicit in content,” and its name has led to “several instances of actual confusion." The Newsboys have been playing Christian music for more than a quarter century but the New Boyz formed just three years ago. Adding to the confusion is that the New Boyz have an African-American lead singer while rap artist Michael Tait is now the new lead singer of the Newsboys, the first non-white member of the Christian band. Representatives for the groups are due in court at the end of August.

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