The Story So Far (IL) Claim Name Rights Over The Story So Far (CA)

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 25, 2013

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There was apparently a band called The Story So Far from Chicago, IL that existed in the late-90’s/early-00’s that are now calling out The Story So Far that we know and cover from Walnut Creek, CA. The now-defunct Chicago based band is claiming that they own the rights to the band name and that they are trying to hire a lawyer to settle what they believe is a large issue. You can read a post from the Chicago band below by clicking “Read More.”

So here’s the deal: As some of you may know, The Story So Far was a band Denis was in right after 88FL in the late 90s/early 2000s. There is now a new band using our name. While the band name itself isn’t terribly original, we (the band) own the rights to this name. On top of that, there has been some communication with their management about this, and the band are fully aware of what’s going on. They have used our songs, and whatever little recognition our band used to have, as a way to promote their own band. Check out anything on this band, especially iTunes and Spotify, and I’m sure our bio, tunes, etc. will be linked in. Unfortunately, none of us have the money it takes to fix this, although we did talk with a lawyer to try to get things rolling. If you have a chance, please like this page and spread the word. The music business is a fucked up place, and it blows my mind that things like this still happen. I believe we will be posting all of our tunes here, too. We may even try and find some of the demos we had done for the follow up to our Hopeless Records EP and post them. Thanks!

  1. bone-slicer reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Wtf
  2. halloweeniequeenieecoliniee reblogged this from shannahxo
  3. resurrectingalexandra reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    This is incredibly dumb
  4. thisisstevensurl reblogged this from drewgray
  5. amodei reblogged this from propertyofzack
  6. mama-didnt-raise-no-coward reblogged this from shannahxo
  7. king-of-skramz reblogged this from propertyofzack
  8. shannahxo reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    Lol, the motive is in their own statement. They have no money, they’re just looking to sue. They ain’t about music,...
  9. thesamuelyears reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    FUCK NO
  10. mybrightestlove reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    I guess I need to introduce this Chicago “TSSF” to NFG…
  11. thewolvesinsheepsclothing reblogged this from littlekingtrashmouthxo
  12. lousy-with-veronica reblogged this from fatalwaves
  13. xtheoldgospelchoirx reblogged this from littlekingtrashmouthxo
  14. tardis-kid reblogged this from littlekingtrashmouthxo and added:
    I will kill a bitch
  15. littlekingtrashmouthxo reblogged this from propertyofzack
  16. lovebuffalo reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    I thoroughly dislike this type of music, so really I could care less, but this is stupid.
  17. wolfxheart reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    I support anything that could potentially stop the story so far from making music
  18. savesthekay reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    The Story So Far (IL) hasn’t done anything in like ten years so yeah, this is dumb.
  19. wewalkedasgiants reblogged this from what-is-this-i-dont-even
  20. thestorysomad reblogged this from propertyofzack
  21. modernmanshustle1 reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    That statement is ridiculous
  22. getthemost reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    So dumb. Get over it. And that the CA guys used the IL guys’ success is complete BS. I remember the old story so far...
  23. capnjazzmaster reblogged this from propertyofzack
  24. anaamastro reblogged this from drewgray and added:
    it’s that band on spotify that we refer to as the shitty story so far,
  25. whereisdrake reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    THE STORY SO FAR IS A BAND OF A BUNCH OF PUNKS DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THEY CARE AT ALL
  26. hanniedoo reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    This is the exact story of E Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Even the Chicago vs. CA Anybody?
  27. h0neyzuckle reblogged this from propertyofzack
  28. itookabeating reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    “There was apparently” …? No. There was/is.
  29. forgetcolenot reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    you can’t own a copyright to a name. you can have the service mark, and i have a feeling that TSSF Chicago is pulling...
  30. just-this-once-believe-me reblogged this from iamnotapunk
  31. iamnotapunk reblogged this from feedyourapathy and added:
    How come I’ve never heard of The Story So Far from IL?
  32. sudden-death-we-fight-back reblogged this from propertyofzack
  33. jerseyjim82 reblogged this from propertyofzack and added:
    I find it hard to believe that no one in each label did not check!…. for copyright before this all went down. But this...
  34. major-bummer reblogged this from what-is-this-i-dont-even