Steve Perry, former frontman and member of Journey, has dropped his lawsuit against his ex-bandmates over the trademarking of 20 of the band’s songs.
Perry’s legal battle with his former Journey bandmates began in 2022, when he filed a lawsuit against them. Neil Schon and Jonathan Cain trademarked many of the band’s hits.
This allowed them to use the band’s name “on T-shirts, hoodies, and other forms of apparel, making it easier for the band to sue anyone selling those items.”
On the other hand, Perry responded with a legal maneuver, claiming that they had an agreement requiring unanimous consent for any business decision. He accused the two of “trademark office fraud.”
Schon announced the news on Twitter Friday night, confirming Perry’s earlier withdrawal of the lawsuit. He shared proof of the cancelation, writing:
“So much for JC trying to throw me under the bus as he claimed I was blatantly trying to rip off SP while collecting the checks for the very diligent work my wife and I did to protect our Merch. Time for coffee.”
According to the attached photo, which was a copy of the withdrawal document, Perry, the petitioner, filed a withdrawal on January 4. According to the court, the cancellation “is denied with prejudice.” According to Ultimate Classic Rock & Culture, this means Perry will never be able to re-file the petition.
On the bright side, Schon revealed that the members could continue to talk as they were, implying that their relationship had improved.
At the same time, he slammed his bandmate Cain and brought up the credit card dispute once more.
Perry’s withdrawal occurred in the midst of Schon and Cain’s separate legal battle.
Due to American Express card issues, the two members have been jabbing at each other in recent months. Schon initially filed a lawsuit in Contra Costa County, accusing Cain of setting up the band’s American Express card without his knowledge.
He also claimed to have been using it despite the fact that it receives funds from the band.
Cain, on the other hand, claimed Schon was the one who was using it for “personal use.”
Schon filed a cease-and-desist letter against Cain in December to prevent him from performing “Don’t Stop Believin'” at Mar-a-Lago.