Update: Samuel Confirmed To Have Applied To Trademark Name + Preparing To Open One-Man Agency
Updated June 14 KST:
Samuel is getting ready to do things on his own.
Following the news over trademarks, his legal representative from Woomyon, the law firm representing him in his dispute with Brave Entertainment, stated, “We received a message from Samuel’s mother, who is currently in the United States. From what she states, Samuel has indeed applied to trademark his name. He currently has plans to open his own one-man agency to manage his activities.”
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In the midst of his ongoing dispute with his agency Brave Entertainment, Samuel has been reported to have recently applied to trademark his name.
On June 14, Korean news outlet YTN Star reported that according to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Samuel registered a trademark for the name “SAMUEL” on March 20. The trademark request reportedly covers not only celebrity management, album production, and concerts, but also a wide array of businesses, including retail stores for stationery and sunglasses.
The Korean Intellectual Property Office is said to have received Samuel’s application and is reportedly in the midst of reviewing his request.
Earlier this week, Samuel announced his decision to promote as an independent artist, to which Brave Entertainment responded by announcing that they planned to take legal action. Samuel’s mother and lawyer went on to reveal that he had filed a legal complaint against Brave Entertainment after unsuccessfully attempting to terminate his contract with the agency, detailing the specific issues that had led to a breach of trust. Both sides have since been locked in a public battle, with Brave Entertainment denying their claims and Samuel’s side reaffirming their validity.