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Archie Comics sues The Veronicas

Official Press Release

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

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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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