Reformed pop stars Frankie Goes to Hollywood
were yesterday awarded the rights to continue using their stage name, after the band's ex-singer launched a legal battle in an attempt to stop them using the name.
The British group had huge chart success with songs like Relax
and Two Tribes
in the 1980s, but split in 1987.
Three of the original members - Peter Gill, Paul Rutherford and Mark O'Toole - reunited in 2003, and recruited new guitarist Jed O'Toole and vocalist Ryan Molloy to continue under the name Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Their comeback was marred when they were challenged by former frontman Holly Johnson, but his claim to the rights of the band name was dismissed by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office, which ruled the name did not belong to any one member of the group.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)