Josh Homme’s Lawsuit Against Kyuss Lives! Available Online
A copy of what looks to be Josh Homme‘s lawsuit against Kyuss Lives! (aka John Garcia and Brant Bjork) has been circulating online courtesy of Filmesq.com.
Interestingly, while Homme appears to have band bassist Scott Reeder‘s support in the matter, Homme is listed as the only plaintiff in the suit. In summary, it would appear that upon Kyuss‘ initial demise a partnership was agreed upon by Josh Homme, John Garcia and Scott Reeder.
This agreement required at least two of the aforementioned three members to be present and agree upon any future usage of the bands name, merchandise, recordings, etc. The suit alleges that the Kyuss Lives! camp (Garcia and Brant Bjork) moved to file several United states federal trademark applications for both the Kyuss Lives! moniker; and what appears to be the heart of the matter — the original Kyuss trademark.
According to the suit these applications were made in connection with live performances, recordings and apparel merchandise. If such trademarks were granted, they could effectively cut Homme and Reeder out of future revenues relating to certain aspects surrounding the original Kyuss trademark, etc.
You can find the entire suit as a downloadable PDF file at the above-mentioned link.