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Circus Owners Sue Kid Rock for Naming His Tour the “Greatest Show on Earth”

Feld Entertainment, the live show production company that owns the now defunct Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has sued rap-rocker Kid Rock for naming his upcoming arena tour the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Feld owns the trademark for the circus’ long-running tagline, and claims Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is infringing on and diluting the meaning of the phrase. The suit aims to block the “Bawitdaba” singer from using the moniker to promote shows or sell merchandise.

“This historic trademark has been an important part of Ringling Bros. for the past century, and it is recognized as a trusted and iconic brand of family-friendly entertainment,” Feld CEO and Chairman Kenneth Feld said in a statement to Billboard. “The Greatest Show On Earth continues to live on and will do so well into the future. We have no intention of surrendering the trademark or allowing it to be tarnished.”

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