Help Protect The Glammy Awards From A Legal Threat!

Categories: Nightlife

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2010's Glammy winners, tickled pink. Photo: Aaron Cobbett
For 14 years, the Glammy Awards have been Cherry Jubilee's fabulous annual tribute to the best in LGBT nightlife, including drag queens, bartenders, gogo dancers, hosts, and bars.

Well, Cherry tells me that this local, enjoyable, non-toxic event is riling up the Grammy Awards to the point of legal action!

Cherry tried to trademark GLAMMY AWARDS, and the GRAMMY AWARDS lawyers did everything to stop her in her tracks.

Says she:

"I've been fighting them myself (since I can't afford lawyers) for over a year. They've tried every trick and maneuver in the dirty playbook. And they got my request for one denied.

"And now, not being happy enough with that, they are threatening me and XL (the venue where we are holding GLAMMYS this year) with lawsuits...demanding we not use the name.

"You know, I have worked really hard for the past 14 years to make this event a staple in our LGBT nightlife community, and the name has become well known and well respected.

"And there really is no reason to try to destroy that.

"They feel the similarities would cause confusion and 'damage' their mark. It's absurd.

"There is another annual, larger, more famous national GLAMMY AWARDS, which Glamour magazine gives to beauty products. But they have apparently not been attacked as we have, as they just had an awards ceremony this past March!"

Looks like the Grammys are targeting a long-running gay nightlife event that poses no threat to them and leads to no confusion about the Grammy brand whatsoever.

And Cherry has a plan:

"To avoid any lawsuits and continue on with the ceremony this November, I have agreed with XL to call it the GLAM AWARDS this year.

"But I have started a petition drawn up on change.org to halt the GRAMMY AWARDS' attack on our nonprofit LGBT event.

Here it is."


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15 comments
Chili1756
Chili1756

@mikeymusto you would think they have something better to do.

at.MartinNYID
at.MartinNYID

Misappropriated efforts: the reason the Grammys, and contemporary music sucks

john1921
john1921

Actually my guess; the reason the Recording Academy does not like The title GLAMMY Awards, is becouse they actually have a stlye division called GRAMMY Glam; That specifically looks at Red Carpet Style and sponsored by P&G.

I would find it hard to believe their was any malice on the part of The GRAMMYs to prevent the the gay and lesbian show; they are simply protecting a 55 year old trand and institution, that supports a lot of great programs.  YEAR AROUND, not just the BIGGEST NIGHT IN MUSIC

 

musto
musto moderator editor

 @john1921 But as was pointed out above, there's a bigger Glammy awards, done by a glossy magazine, and they haven't been bothered.

_DAA
_DAA

@mikeymusto Do they really think people would mix up the two events? Too much time on their hands, by the look of it

RobertAllenFirth
RobertAllenFirth

Apple's lawyers, having done their dirty work with Samsung, now move in for their next kill.

vanitysocietynyc
vanitysocietynyc like.author.displayName 1 Like

Sir Michael Musto, The fact that the "Grammy" Awards people are taking it this far is absolutely ridiculous! I am thinking that perhaps, if contacted "GLAAD" www.glaad.org/ might be interested to step in and show support. Cherry Jubilee and the "Glammy" Awards certainly have mine. ~Emperor XX Vanity Society

bugsburnett
bugsburnett

The douchebags @TheGRAMMYs making @GlammysNYC Awards (for #LGBT nightlife) change name! Fight back!!! http://t.co/cAqgHt5e via @mikeymusto

xtinainthecity
xtinainthecity

@DinaDelicious @mikeymusto are you kidding me? #getalife

CitizenWilliams
CitizenWilliams

@mikeymusto I'd boycott the Grammys but haven't watched since that Lady Gaga egg hatchery, and before that when Paula Abdul opened in 89?

jackson30
jackson30 topcommenter

Good for Cherry Jubilee (and you, Musto) for fighting the good fight. This will end up making the Grammy people look very bad!!!

blissbaby
blissbaby

Shockingly dumb on the part of the Grammy bigshots. Can't they think of someone else to bully?

Madmaninbedlam
Madmaninbedlam

@mikeymusto @Grammys Hey, let the GLAMMYS keep their name! You'll come out of this looking like a corporation hating on the little guy

DittoPost
DittoPost

This is scary. I actually agree with @mikeymusto. Why are the GRAMMY awards trying to stop the GLAMMY awards? 2 different words!

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