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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:22 am 
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The ZFT ultimately lost their case in Germany against Zappanale and additionally the trademark "Zappa" has to be deleted, whatever that means.

http://www.musikmachen.de/Musik-News/Die-Zappanale-darf-auch-weiterhin-so-heissen
http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/bgh-urteil-musikfestival-darf-weiter-zappanale-heissen-a-836188.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:39 pm 
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Too bad Gail has decided to swim upstream instead of going with the flow. She could have contributed to a great synergy with all the powers who chime in with the Zappa vibe. FZ understood what he could do with European art funding through the Yellow Shark project. I'm sure he would have continued to use that resource for what it's worth if he had still been with us. With all the money floating around in European film funding, it could even have been possible to do something with the Roxy movie a long time ago, allied to a European producer. Zappa's intelligent satire appealed to a certain type of people in Europe, and many of them are in positions of power these days. But building alliances based on trust and mutual interests seems to be a very alien strategy for Zappa's widow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:04 pm 
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The second link above translated by Google:

If hippies meet again in August, jazz fans and other free spirits in the peaceful spa town Bad Doberan, which may continue under the name of the largest sub-carrier mustache ever done: The Zappanale may continue hot Zappanale - that the court decided.
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Hamburg / Karlsruhe / Bad Doberan - It may be on the phonetic similarity: In addition to Franz Kafka, Frank Zappa is the only artist of the 20th Century, whose last name is used as an adjective. Accordingly, the decision of the Federal zappaesk comes Zappanale. The Music Festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern must continue to call on the U.S. jazz-rockers. The court rejected this on Thursday in a lawsuit of Karlsruhe, widow of the musician's back. Frank Zappa himself died in 1993 of cancer.

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"This decision reflects the spirit of Zappa, whose support for the freedom of Art has occurred, "said Thomas Dippel, president of the association Arf Society, which organizes the festival.

Gail Zappa was able to order as early as the courts do not enforce. They had argued that they have the rights to the brand name "Zappa" possess. The highest judge stated, however, that the brand they have not been used for the purposes of the Act. Consequently, the mark was deleted.

What would Zappa say? Sometimes yes, he sang in German. Should, however, the corresponding German lines of the song "Stick It Out" was going through your head when the verdict Gail Zappa, they should keep to yourself - that federal judges would perceive it as an insult.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:03 pm 
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"Sub-Carrier Moustache" would make a great song title.

As for Gail, I do hope she learns that litigation is not the answer to all your problems.

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