Shinhwa Gains Full Rights to Name ′Shinhwa′ After 12 Years
After 12 long years, Shinhwa has finally gained full rights to use its name, ′Shinhwa.′
On May 29, Shincom Entertainment announced through its official website that Shincom Entertainment has the rights to the trademark name, ′Shinhwa.′
The following is the agency′s full statement
Hello, this is Shincom Entertainment.
As reported in today′s articles, on May 27, through an amicable agreement with Jun Media, Shincom Entertainment was given the final rights to the trademark ′Shinhwa′ and is currently in the process of name transfer.
After hearing today′s news, the ones who are happiest out of everyone are probably the fans.
Reminiscing about the past and the difficult issues that came with the trademark problems, we believe that you have thought about just how meaningful today′s results are for all of us.
For the past 17 years, we were definitely ′Shinhwa,′ but we weren′t able to freely use the name ′Shinhwa,′ and we know that whenever frustrating and unfortunate situations occured, it wasn′t just the Shinhwa members, but also the fans that received much hurt and pain.
At the end of this long and difficult battle, now that we have fully gained back our name ′Shinhwa,′ Shinhwa and Shincom Entertainment will do their best to make the value of the name shine brighter and become stronger.
We thank all the fans who have sent us so much support and will have even more amazing and precious promotional activities with the name ′Shinhwa′ in the future.
We ask that the fans continue to send support, and we once again sincerely thank all the fans who have protected ′Shinhwa′ for 17 years.
When the group left SM Entertainment in 2003 following the end of its contract, Shinhwa and SM Entertainment signed a contract for the use of the trademark ′Shinhwa,′ After the trademark ′Shinhwa′ was fully registered in 2005, SM Entertainment consigned it to Jun Media before giving full rights to Jun Media the following year.
After establishing Shinhwa Company, which was later changed to Shincom Entertainment to prevent trademark problems, Shinhwa went to court against Jun Media to fight for its name.
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