Cube asked Mnet for a name change and to apologize, but Mnet gave no apologies while mumbling over the name change before posting a statement promoting the SMF.
This is Cube Entertainment.
We have recognized that the name of the crew participating in the Mnet broadcast <Street Man Fighter> is the same as the name of our artist, and the logo and slogan of the crew are similar.
Accordingly, we informed Mnet that the trademark rights of BTOB’s logo and name were already registered, which could lead to infringement of rights, and we strongly requested an apology for the related contents.
In addition, the crew name is used only as the full name,
We requested to change our logo and slogan.
We received a response from the Mnet production team that they would change the logo and similar slogan as well as use the full name, and it was announced through the <Street Man Fighter> official account.
We will continue to protect the rights of our artists in the future.
“Hello, this is the production staff of Mnet.
We would like to notify you regarding the name of the ‘Street Man Fighter’ crew BANK TWO BROTHERS.
The stylization ‘BIIB’ (T/N: BTOB in Korean) was already being used by BANK TWO BROTHERS prior to their appearance on ‘Street Man Fighter’. However, we are aware of the confusion that the stylization is causing, and so in order to reduce confusion and optimize functionality, it has been decided that the crew will only be referred to using its full name from now on.
The crew’s logo and signal will also be changed for better creativity soon after a speedy revision process. Beginning next week, Mnet will showcase a revised version.
We ask you for your continued support for ‘Street Man Fighter’, coming every Tuesdays beginning in August.”
Seems like they won’t apologize even if they were held at gun point. Why do they look so insincere?ㅠ But isn’t the latter part of Mnet’s statement f*cking long? Then, isn’t this an insult to the Cube singers?
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1. [+179, -1]
Mnet’s side: we did nothing wrong and we just used what was originally used so we only changed it because you guys were making a fuss, so we don’t need to apologize! / Cube’s side: we have properly made claims for trademark infringement and we strongly requested an apology but Mnet didn’t apologize and released an ambiguous statement. We did things properly but they didn’t listen so we hope you’re aware! Isn’t this what happened?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ seriously, this is freaking refreshingㅋㅋㅋㅋ Seeing Cube acting strong is unfamiliarㅋㅋㅋ
2. [+149, 0]
You can see how mad Cube was with the way they said they “strongly requested and apology”ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ…
3. [+136, 0]
Seeing how Mnet didn’t apologize and said they just used the original abbreviation is f*cking rude
4. [+66, 0]
“The stylization ‘BIIB’ (T/N: BTOB in Korean) was already being used by BANK TWO BROTHERS”<< just why did they put this in? It’s almost as if they want to take a jab at the company and the fansㅋㅋㅋㅋ
5. [+50, -1]
Shouldn’t Mnet treat Cube better? They are the victims of Produceㅋㅋ where is their f*cking shame?