It was previously announced that Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier, and Warren DeMartini have gained the rights to the RATT name, and that Bobby Blotzer was expelled from the partnership, after a judge ruled in their favor. Now, Blotzer and his lawyer Drew Sherman appeared on One on One With Mitch Lafon and said the three don’t have rights to the name, because the WBS, Inc. Corporation owns it, and when the band created the corporation it only included Blotzer and DeMartini.
Sherman said the following:
“Essentially, WBS owns the name. They — meaning Stephen, Juan, Warren — whatever they’re going out as, they do not have permission to [tour as Ratt]. So right now they’re infringing the trademarks of Ratt owned by WBS.”
“The ruling that we have, there are many legal strategies that will be employed in order to change and bring to the court’s attention various other pieces of evidence as well as prior rulings. So it’s a long time before this is done. We’re not even at the appeals part yet, because there’s no judgment to appeal. So there’s a lot of time. Status quo will remain, and WBS owns the marks.”
Blotzer the following about his version of RATT:
“We’ve had tremendous, great success with this band out here. I mean, we’re headlining big gigs. It’s doing really well. I’m very proud of that. So I think [they’re] seeing this kind of success, now all of a sudden, from not liking each other or talking, [they’re in] collusion together and they decide that they’re gonna do this at this point, and there you have it. They’re making their move, and they don’t have the name Ratt.”
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