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Archie Comics sues The Veronicas

Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Posted By: Rik Offenberger

August 16, 2005 (NEW YORK)

Archie Comic Publications Inc. filed a lawsuit in New York Monday charging the teen rock group, The Veronicas, with violating its trademark.

The suit names identical twins Lisa Marie and Jessica Louise Origliasso as well as Warner Music Group Corp., Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records and Sire Records Group, Archie Publications said in a news release.

Archie Publications said it tried without success to reach an agreement with the band, leaving it with no other alternative but to file legal action in the case.

The Origliasso twins, of Brisbane, Australia, signed a $2 million contract with Warner Bros. and were due to release their first single, 4Ever in the United States Saturday and their debut album, The Secret Life in October.

They have been repeatedly quoted in the Australian media saying they named their band for their favorite character from the Archie comic book series.


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Entertainment News
August 13, 2005

Brisbane's musical twins take on the US

Being twins has turned out to have more than its share of benefits for Brisbane 20-year-olds Jess and Lisa Origliasso. The identical twins call themselves The Veronicas and are now based in Hollywood, preparing for the release of their debut single 4Ever this month and an album in October..."The Veronicas are the latest Australian group to capture the attention of United States music bosses, signing a $2 million recording contract with Warner Music in New York.The debut album, The Secret Life of the Veronicas, features songs written by Jess and Lisa.The sisters have worked on material for the album for almost two years, traveling to London, Sweden, Los Angeles and New York to collaborate with well-known songwriters.The first single, 4Ever, was written with Sweden's Max Martin, who wrote Britney Spears' Baby One More Time and Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone...4Ever will be released in the US on August 20 and the album in be available in November...The Origliasso twins named themselves after their favorite comic book character - Veronica in Archie."We wanted a girl's name," Jess said."And we didn't want to be the Lisa's or the Jess's because the other one would get kind of jealous so we went with Veronica."


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