Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB
March 28, 2010, 02:13 PM
The Toronto Sun is reporting the lawsuit filed by Canadain folk band The Wyrd Sisters against Warner Bros. has been quietly settled. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, for both parties are "subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealing what, if any, money has changed hands." As readers will recall, this settlement concludes a five-year long legal battle originated in mid-2005 when the band filed suit against WB claiming the use of the name "The Weird Sisters," which was never used in the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" film, harmed their reputation. Following a ruling on the original trademark infringement lawsuit, the band was ordered to pay a judgement of $140,000 to WB for various legal fees.
wow, can people sink any lower? honestly the Wyrd Sisters should just calm down, i mean who cares? just because 5 less people came to their show doesn’t mean they can’t still play music
Some one mentioned Terry Pratchett and 1988 – go back even further. The Weird Sisters appear in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, not to mention Chaucer, the history of the fair folk where they are the goddesses of destiny, and Scandanavian mythology. Just to name a few even older than 1988.
The suit is just plain goofy.
That’s pretty stupid. It wasn’t even in the movie in the first place, but even if it was in the movie, it’s not spelled the same, and I think that it would probably just attract more listners.
I think this is all to promote the Wyrd Sisters, so they get more contriversy and more people will know about them and they’ll get more listeners. But did anyone else doubt that this whole lawsuit thing was stupid in the first place?