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Report: Black Sabbath trademark war gets the greenlight to the court room…

In May of 2009, Ozzy Osbourne filed lawsuit against guitarist Tony Iommi, both men who were members of the legendary metal band, Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi is currently full owner of the Black Sabbath band name, 100%. Ozzy is upset because he feels that all 4 members of the band (also includes Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) deserves part ownership of the name, “Black Sabbath”. The judge gives this lawsuit the “ok”, that means the war is on. This battle will go to the court room.

Things already gotten heated in the court room today as it sounds like Tony Iommi is not very happy with Ozzy ’cause Iommi’s lawyer is fighting back. Both Ozzy and Tony themselves weren’t in court today, their lawyers were. When the lawsuit proceeds to battle, maybe Tony and Ozzy will be in court personally?

Tony may own the band name, yes, but Ozzy helped him create the name. See how Ozzy would be upset? Ozzy wrote the song “Black Sabbath” for their debut album, they got the name from a horror film that starred Boris Karloff with the same title. So that’s proof that Ozzy came up with the name himself and the rest of the guys agreed to use it. Also, please try to understand that the four guys in Black Sabbath created a huge legacy over the years, that’s another reason that Ozzy feels every member deserves share of the name.

I’m totally siding with Ozzy. He’s so right. This is going to be quite the interesting war and I’ll be keeping an eye on it. I hope Ozzy wins. I’m sure he will.



Thought: Why Ozzy has a point that all 4 band members should own the “Black Sabbath” trademark name…please read…to those that are uninformed about music…

I know Ozzy Osbourne is getting a lot of shit and hate about suing Tony Iommi about him being the only owner of the “Black Sabbath” band name, him being the registrant of the trademark. If you actually think about it, Ozzy has valid points on why all band members should own their share of the trademark. Tony and Ozzy both formed Black Sabbath together, I can understand why Ozzy is pissed about this.

To you music fans that don’t know anything about Black Sabbath, do some resarch on their history. Listen to all their albums with Ozzy as the frontman. Black Sabbath has sold the most records more than any other band in America, only the ones with Ozzy as frontman. These guys are the inventors and pioneers of this genre they created in the 70’s, called heavy metal. The guys don’t deserve ownership of the band name?

The band’s debut album, “Black Sabbath” made certified platinum. They don’t deserve ownership of the band name? What about their next album, “Paranoid” which is their biggest selling album in history and that album is an essential.

Black Sabbath is the most influential band of all time. Without the band, we would get no Metallica, we would get none of those 80’s hair metal bands or metal music wouldn’t be around at all. Black Sabbath created the metal genre for us. Don’t fucking tell me that Ozzy Osbourne isn’t in the right for this lawsuit, ’cause if you think about it, Ozzy did a great thing.

Tony claims he owns Black Sabbath all for himself because he is trademarked to it, and Ozzy is trying to prove that he doesn’t own it for himself. It isn’t about the money with Ozzy’s suit. It’s all about the legacy and the fame that the band created with Ozzy being part of the band. It’s not about jealousy and it isn’t an ego thing either.

If you use  a little common sense, you’ll figure it out.

Read some of Black Sabbath’s history and information here in wikipedia:


Read books about the band, read magazine articles about ’em, see their videos, live concert DVD’s, etc. Then you’ll start to understand why Ozzy Osbourne has a valid point in this suit.

I’m an avid Black Sabbath fan, I totally agree that it is wrong that Tony kept the band name all for himself. Hopefully, Tony will do the smart thing and sell some of the trademark to share with each band member.

I think Tony will agree with it. He seems like a good man with a good heart, I’m sure he’ll take upon Ozzy’s request. I’ll be on the lookout for more news on this.


Report: Ozzy sues Tony Iommi, accusing guitarist of stealing Black Sabbath name…

Ozzy Osbourne, has filed a lawsuit against the legendary guitarist, Tony Iommi. Tony and Ozzy teamed up together in the late 60’s to form a heavy metal band, named Black Sabbath. Ozzy was fired from the band in 1980 due to heavy drug use and heavy drinking. Later, the band continued on, and replaced Ozzy with Ronnie James Dio. The band still used the Black Sabbath name even without Ozzy.

The guys in Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio are now under a new name of, Heaven and Hell, which they are still together, playing and touring today.

More on it here:


Sorry, Ozzy, but Tony Iommi, DOES own the copyright and trademark name to the Black Sabbath band name.

I have the proof…

From the trademark website, read who’s the registrant to the Black Sabbath name which is still live, this means Tony still has the right to use the name whenever he wants:


Ozzy will lose this one, big time. Wow, talk about a big stab in the back, Ozzy, you egomaniac.


Edit to add: Ozzy just released a statement for the public, being a little more clear on the lawsuit that he wants the Black Sabbath name to be trademarked by all 4 members of Black Sabbath since they created more of a legacy then, Ronnie James Dio. I’ll take back with what I said above, and I’ll now agree with Ozzy. Ozzy actually has a good point that Black Sabbath should be owned by all 4 members. Ozzy was a pretty important member of the band which is why he deserves ownership too. So maybe this lawsuit is a good thing. My bad!