2411527 (right) since 2006 which registered in class 41 (education) although it says it's a music-based organisation providing opportunities for children, hence its concern over possible confusion. At present the band is refusing to back down.
This member of the IPKat team sympathises with anyone whose trade name and identity is swamped by a Johnny-come-lately who goes and overwhelms it by sheer force of fame. One of the largest musical influences in his cultural development as a teenager in the 1960s was a talented British band by the name of Nirvana. It created some quirky stuff, of which its hit single "Rainbow Chaser" and its ground-breaking narrative concept album The Story of Simon Simopath were good reflections. Anyway, the next thing the Kat knew was that some grunge band from the other side of the planet had helped itself to exactly the same name. According to Everett True (Nirvana: the Biography, Da Capo Press 2007) the later Nirvana settled the British group's California legal suit for US$100,000 on terms that permitted concurrent use of the groups' name. Cheap at the price, says this Kat. Merpel says: beware -- much music that sounded really exciting and original when it came out in the 1960s sounds quite dreadful today.