MEET ME ON THE 50 LLC has been made aware of Battle of the Band events taking place in several locations this year to include Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL. The organizers, Just In Time Music, Inc. (owned by John Ray) are promoting nearly identical events and using an almost identical trademark, MEET ME AT THE 50. The organizers are illegally using the trademark on their website, flyers, radio advertisements, physical/digital tickets and other marketing material to promote events. Their use of “MEET ME AT THE 50” in connection with events we are not associated with intentionally deceives the public into confusing their services with those of our own.
A promotion of one of their infringing events even references an event organized by MMOT50 in 2019 in an obvious attempt to trade off of our trademark and goodwill associated with the trademark. Examples of the infringing use appears below:
BE ADVISED Official events organized by MEET ME ON THE 50 LLC and any information pertaining to will ALWAYS be located exclusively on MEETMEONTHE50.COM and/or our related affiliate social media platforms. Any other sources using MEET ME ON THE 50 LLC in commerce or otherwise are fraudulent and should be reported to email@example.com immediately.
To be clear, there are no 2021 events taking place sponsored, organized, promoted or otherwise by MEET ME ON THE 50 LLC.
The following dates and events are NOT associated with or organized by MEET ME ON THE 50 LLC or affiliated with BATTLE FOR BIRMINGHAM:
SEPT. 12TH 2021 MEET ME AT THE 50: BATTLE OF THE BANDS (Birmingham/Legion Field)
SEPT. 19TH 2021 MEET ME AT THE 50: BATTLE OF THE BANDS (Montgomery/Cramton Bowl)
OCT. 3RD 2021 SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS (Birmingham/Legion Field)
Organizers of these events received Cease & Desist Notices (attached below) and were allotted a specific timeframe to take corrective action. These actions were not taken therefore, further litigation is in process by our legal team.
FANS: If you have purchased tickets to any event with our trademark “MEET ME ON THE 50” or “Meet Me At The 50” associated with them, or any events scheduled for this fall supposedly organized by Meet Me On The 50/Meet Me At The 50, you have been scammed and should demand a refund immediately from Organizer Just In Time Music, Inc owned by John Ray. Note: All performers in events of this nature require a written agreement to be signed by the school’s administration. To date, no agreements have been signed or submitted to this event organizer.
Please share this information and any additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your continued support of band culture and we look forward to once again bringing positivity, fun and excitement back to Birmingham with Battle for Birmingham II in 2022!
LINK: 2019 BATTLE FOR BIRMINGHAM, ORGANIZED BY MEET ME ON THE 50 (https://meetmeonthe50.com/battle-for-birmingham-battle-of-the-bands/) (MEETMEONTHE50.COM)
Cease & Desist Notice –