The United States Patent and Trademark Office Awards Freedom Williams C+C Music Factory Brand
UPDATED FRIDAY, JULY 13
New York City, NY—July 12, 2018— Freedom Williams Entertainment is happy to announce the trademark battle over the C+C Music Factory brand is over. The United States Patent and Trademark Office dismissed the latest appeal by Robert Clivilles a former member of the multi-platinum 90’s pop group.
The battle over the name began in 2005 after Freedom Williams registered the name to continue touring and create new music under the C+C Music Factory moniker.
According to Williams, “For over the past 25+ year, fans have associated my image with the C+C Music Factory brand and I have represented the C&C trademark with honor, integrity, and professionalism better than anyone.” He continues, I am happy to be free to do what I love which is to create new music and tour without the burden of worrying about a fight. “
The timing of the ruling from the USPTO is just in time for the new release celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the groundbreaking hit “Gonna Make You Sweat.” Williams is in the process of releasing a series of collectives called Sweat25th featuring popular EDM artists OBEK, Rockwell Noize, Deck-R with BeefyBankz (LBC Crew), Red Rock Dirt Band, GB Cortez and the “Stevie Wonder” of Hip Hop, B Taylor.
The collectives are being released under Sony Orchard/BMG in conjunction with 50/50 Global EDM that is headed by artist Qwess Kross. The single featuring the Billboard charted artist B Taylor is scheduled to drop on Friday, July 13.
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About Freedom Williams
In the 1990’s, as the front-man/emcee and co-founder of the multi-platinum selling C+C Music Factory. The Brooklyn native’s commanding rap style propelled the group to the top of the charts. The collective successfully amassed a total of thirty-five music industry awards worldwide, including five American Music Awards, five Billboard Awards, two MTV Awards, several ASCAP Pop Awards, and several Grammy Awards nominations.
Freedom Williams has always stood out amongst his Hip-Hop and Dance music peers. His rapping is prominently featured on many of C+C Music Factory’s party anthems from their debut album, such as the Billboard Hot 100 #1 platinum single “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” as well as other infectious club classics “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll)” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” These songs have been featured in hit movies and television shows such as Space Jam, Dancing With The Stars, Jarhead, Evan Almighty, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Happy Feet, and Pain & Gain.
Along with carrying the C+C Music Factory brand, Freedom released his solo debut, “Freedom” on Columbia Records. His singles “Voice of Freedom” and “Groove Your Mind” both featured prominently in the Billboard Top 100 charts.
Currently, Freedom divides his time between the recording studio, touring, and developing the online retail platform, XAIBE. He has currently signed a deal with Sony Records, BMG, and 50/50 Global EDM to release the new version of Every Body Dance Now Sweat25th.
For more information on Williams visit freedomwilliams.com or follow him on social media.
Sheila Hunt Rossiter
Rossiter Marketing and Public Relations