Raising 'Hell'

Butler, Susan
June 2006
Billboard;6/17/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 24, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the charges filed by Michael Aday, who performs as Meat Loaf, against songwriter Jim Steinman for registering the phrase "bat out of hell" as his federal trademark, even though Meat Loaf has been using it for recordings, concerts, videos and merchandise for decades. Meat Loaf's suit asks the court to declare who owns trademark rights, seeks damages in excess of $50 million for interfering with Meat Loaf's contractual relationships with his labels and for an injunction stopping further use of the mark by Steinman.


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