Britain's Got Talent finalists seek brand protection
16th May 2012
An international law firm headquartered in London has been chosen to represent the Britain’s Got Talent finalists Only Boys Aloud as they seek brand protection and start proceedings to register as a charity.
The singers have turned towards a team of solicitors with experience in carrying out media-based legal jobs to set up The Aloud Charity, which will represent both Only Boys Aloud and the newly-formed Only Kids Aloud. One of the lawyers acting for the choirs said that the Charity Commission have already given preliminary approval to their application.
One of the partners involved in the process noted that the widespread exposure the group has received in the last few weeks, with up to 15 million people watching their performances on the popular ITV show, warranted the urgency that currently surrounds registering trademarks and domain names on their behalf.
Only Boys Aloud was the brainchild of Welsh conductor Tim Rhys-Evans, who previously formed Last Choir Standing winners Only Men Aloud! and wanted to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged children to sing in a choir.