Thought of The Day. Fire.

“You can not use someone else’s fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it.” ~ Audre Lorde

Jody Watley and SRL Debut On UK Soul Chart

Jody Watley featuring SRL. make an impressive debut on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 at Number 6.

Chart published on February 20, 2018

View Full Chart: UK Soul Chart Top 30

Jody Watley Prevails in Shalamar Trademark Registration Challenge.

A Motion to Dismiss was filed on my behalf back in October 2017 by my trademark attorney Michael L. Lovitz, IP Law. The Trademark Cancellation case has remained suspended since that time pending the courts decision. This Shalamar trademark challenge brought against me four years ago was finally heard and ruled on by the Trademarks and Appeals Board (TTAB) and entered into public record on February 15, 2018.

The trademark registration challenge case brought against me by Petitioner and Plaintiff Carolyn Baldwin (stage name Griffey) was Dismissed With Prejudice (no chance of appeal) by the Trademarks and Appeals Board as no evidence of record was ever  presented nor entered into the challenge that proved her sole ownership or past registration claims. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.

With a litany of false and slanderous statements made against me to the public over these four years by Baldwin, her mother former singer Carrie Lucas common law wife of Solar Record’s Dick Griffey, Baldwin’s colleagues and representatives (including Michael Gardner, Vijay Bhuchar, Zak Patel, Jemma Hatt), threats and tampering with booking agents (Sal Michaels and Pyramid Entertainment), promoters, and media outlets such as Soultracks’ Chris Rizik, Eurweb’s Lee Bailey  (“The Trademark Belongs To Me!!” interview with Baldwin), UrbanMusicScene, as well as The Tom Joyner Morning Show (Howard Hewett interview) where baseless claims and accusations of fraud against me were made without my opportunity to refute the false claims in their efforts to ruin my reputation as well as undermine, thwart and encourage non-support of my new group endeavors now named ( Jody Watley ft. SRL). This is just a sampling of some of what I’ve endured in this  difficult chapter that I intend to put even further behind me, as I’ve already tried to do the past couple of years before this ultimate outcome in my favor by the TTAB.

I remain the legally registered owner of the Shalamar trademark in the United States of America as registered with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). As a result of this process I’ve also been able to put an end to false and misleading ads by Baldwin and her colleagues (Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel) under the guise of “Carolyn owns the name, so she can do whatever she wants to do including use old photos of Shalamar to advertise with your (Jody Watley) likeness …”   The charade is over.

The Terminated challenge is public record via the TTAB website for any avoidance of doubt.

I hope my efforts will inspire other artists to be more diligent about business matters and for those who have been in groups to be more proactive in how their likeness is used in the public, avoiding misrepresentation to talent buyers and fans over time allowing others to benefit and profit from your original works, image and likeness potentially damaging your own livelihood in the process.

 

Cancellation

Prosecution History

Terminated.

Baldwin Shalamar Challenge Dismisall History

Dismissed with Prejudice.

Dismissal Jody Watley Shalamar Trademark

 

 

Jody Watley Makes Smooth Jazz Chart Debut With Waiting In Vain

MORE NEW HOT MUSIC NEWS!!! Solo jazz single “Waiting In Vain” one of the most added songs Billboard / BDS

Enters Smooth Jazz Chart Top 100 at 50 via Smooth Jazz Network.

While “The Mood” Jody Watley ft SRLOfficial Alex Di Ciò Remix continues to heat up UK radio and charts and entered the Top 10 In Netherlands!! Show your support- Download the music today from digital outlets worldwide. Thank you.

Jody Watley and SRL Make Chart Debut In The Netherlands with The Mood

Jody Watley featuring SRL’s “The Mood” Alex Di Ciò Remix continues to make an impact and build momentum with a Top 10 Chart Entry on popular station JammFM in the Netherlands in the company of current mega chart toppers like Cardi B. and Bruno Mars.

Jody Watley Gary Spence Interview

Jody Watley ft SRL Sweet Rhythms Number 2

“The Mood” has already topped the Solar Radio chart at Number One and was at the Two spot on the Sweet Rhythms Chart:

A fun chat with Gary Spence – have a listen as we cover music, castles, SRL, Soul Train and more:

Jody Watley and SRL Score Second Number One With The Mood Single

Number One The Mood Soul Train RadioVery excited to announce “The Mood” has gone to the top spot on another UK radio playlist, this time we move on on the Tony Griffin Soul Train Radio Playlist.

Soul Train Radio Jody Watley SRL The Mood Number One

THE SATURDAY EXPERIENCE CHART SOUL TRAIN RADIO DAB
w/e/23/2/18
Artist Track Label
(2).1.Jody Watley ft SRL-THE MOOD (Alex Di Ciò Remix).Avitone

(6).2.Steve Nichol ft Ellene Masri-Dangerous Romance.So-UK

(1).3.Diane Shaw-Second Chance (Various Album Tracks).Mecca Records (2 weeks @ # 1)

(4).4.Jimmy Gallagher & The Soul City Orchestra-Are You Ready For This (Nigel Lowis Mix).DSG

(-).5.Fuminori Kagajo-Timeless (Various Album Tracks).Scherzostech

(3).6.Nathan Adams/Sabrina Joy-Love Yourself (Sean McCabe Mixes).Tribe Records

(9).7.M.Caporale ft Tai Malone-Red Light (Mark Di Meo/Frankie Felliciano mixes).Soulstice

(-).8.Dj J Cool ft Alynda-Sensual/Slip’N’ Trip.Jumping Vinyl

(-).9.Soulshy ft Ms John-Change Your Mind (Original Mix).Beat Rival Records

(14).10.Sebb Junior / /Tasha LaRae-Never Be Alone (Mixes).Quantize

(5).11.John Reid-Love Comes Around/Watching You Watching Me/I Need Your Love.Absolute

(12).12.Bey Bright ft Bléz Coe-Feels So Right.Bright Vision Entertainment

(7).13.Marion Meadows-Soul City.Shanachie

(18).14.Eric L. McNair-This Could Be Love (Various Album Tracks).Debonair

(-).15.Byron Blu Mitchell-Blu Eyed Soul (Various Album Tracks).Mastermynd

(10).16.Anane-Music & Life (Louis Vega Mixes).RMVK

(17).17.Kendre Streeter-Just For Tonight/Mess In The Morning.Promo

(11).18.Brian Power/Marc Evans-You Mean The World To Me.Soulhouse Records

(-).19.Daisy Hicks-Upside To My Life (Sir Piers Curious Remix).SO-UK

(20).20.Vincent Broomfield-Hands Up (You’re My # 1).Promo

(-).21.Paolo Maffia/Maria J Boston-One Day (Original Mix).Karmic Power

(-).22.Jayna Blackwell-Can’t Get On My Base/in My Cool. C-Town Records

(23).23.Randy Roberts/Richard Burton-Stairway To Heaven (Nigel LowisRemix).Quantize

(24).24.Kathy Kosins-Uncovered Soul (Various Album Tracks).Membran Records

(-).25.Michon Young-Let’s Go To Work/Oooh/Something About You.Atlanta Records

(-).26.Dontavius-Ain’t Nothing Like The Love.Soulmusic Records

(25).27.Golden Bridge ft Lee Wilson-I Can Prove It (Mixes).Hong Kong Elevators

(-).28.Hugh Drumm / Noellia-Loving You (Club Mix).Karmic Power

(19).29.Lindsey Webster-Love Inside.Shanachie

(-).30.Akie-Nowhere.Top Notch Music

NUMBER ONE.

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