According to the band’s legal team, WHO has been using the band’s iconic name without permission, leading to widespread confusion among fans and causing damage to the band’s brand.
“We have tried to resolve this issue amicably, but the WHO has refused to stop using our name,” said Pete Townshend, lead guitarist of The Who. “We have no choice but to take legal action to protect our intellectual property.”
As a response to the lawsuit, the WHO has denied the accusations, stating that it has been using the acronym WHO since the 1940s and that it is not exclusive to the band.
“We are shocked and disappointed by this frivolous lawsuit,” said Jennifer Poitier, a spokesperson for WHO. “We have every right to use the acronym ‘WHO’ and will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.”
The case is expected to go to trial in the coming months, with both sides vowing to fight for their brand.