Supernova Sues Supernova

Southern California punk band Supernova filed a lawsuit against Mark Burnett’s “Rock Star: Supernova” saying it’s been performing and recording under the name since 1991, and seeks to bar the show and participants from using the name.

The complaint, filed June 27th in U.S. District Court in San Diego, claims unfair competition and trademark infringement, and asks compensatory and punitive damages.

Mark Burnett Productions attorney Gary Hecker said the company has the legal right to the name and the complaint is without merit.