BRUSSELS, June 16 (Reuters) – U.S. pop star Miley Cyrus has won the right to use her name as a trademark on a wide range of products in the European Union, after Europe’s top court on Wednesday annulled a decision by the EU patent office to limit the scope of her brand.
The case dates to 2014 when the 28-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer’s company Smiley Miley Inc. sought to trade mark MILEY CYRUS with the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for audio and video discs, mobile phone cases, e-books, electronic board games, calendars and other goods.
British Virgin Island-based Cyrus Trademarks Ltd, which had registered the mark CYRUS in 2010, however opposed the application for some of the products.
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Pop star Miley Cyrus said the last year has seen her find pleasure in the “smaller things” that she would have previously taken for granted.
The US singer, 28, said she relishes the chance to sit with her family and do things she missed during the coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “The past year has introduced me to some new pleasures because I’ve really started to take pleasure in the smaller things, the little things that I would have taken for granted before a year that none of us could have expected, having lockdowns, having social distancing or isolation.
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As is the case with its sister festival Lollapalooza in Illinois, Austin City Limits is returning with a full capacity two-weekend event later this year. ACL marks its 20th anniversary this October 1-3 and October 8-10 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
Texas music legend George Strait will also take a turn headlining ACL, with other notable acts on the bill including Modest Mouse, Greta Van Fleet, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Freddie Gibbs, Future Islands, Band Of Horses, Bleachers, Moses Sumney, 070 Shake, Channel Tres, Omar Apollo, Hinds, KennyHoopla, and Remi Wolf.
Tickets to ACL 2021 go on sale today (May 20) from 6pm BST (12pm CT). Ticket options include: three-day general admission ($275); four-day general admission+ ($550); four-day VIP ($1,300), and four-day platinum ($3,800).
Those attending ACL will receive “regular updates with important information regarding safety policies and procedures before entering Zilker Park”, festival producers C3 Presents said (via Consequence Of Sound), though there was no mention in the lineup announcement of any particular COVID-19 safety protocols.
ACL is one of hundreds of US festivals planning to run this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.