New Jody Watley Question and Answer Feature For NMAAM

Jody Watley breaks it down with Shameika R Wright in an entertaining conversation including thoughts on Rihanna. Read it Here

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 admin of “Shalamar “Friends” social media pages created after my registration of the mark, Hipolito Rodriguez and Randy Lopez of RDMJ Entertainment), cyber-bullying, implicit in undermining my trademark rights, with threats, tampering with booking agents (Sal Michaels and Pyramid Entertainment, Pollstar), 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 2016) 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.



Prosecution History


Baldwin Shalamar Challenge Dismisall History

Dismissed with Prejudice.

Dismissal Jody Watley Shalamar Trademark



Jody Watley Classic Christmas Images and Greetings

A classic holiday Christmas themed cover from my Shalamar days circa 1982.

A classic holiday themed cover from my solo career circa 1991.

Fast forward- Performing on The Colors of Christmas Tour 2017 still going strong!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and Christmas- may the spirit of the season be in your heart every day of the year.. love, peace, hope, joy and giving.

Like A Holiday

Capping Off Summer to Remember

With Black Music Honors and all of the great variety of concerts I performed this summer with and without SRL. this has truly been an extra special summer for me.

Saturday night in the intimate Yoshi’s Oakland where it always ends up feeling like a spirited though always classy house party full of love.

Thanks to all!!! Ready for what’s next!

Soundcheck with the squad.

Even the pre show meet and greet was sold out – thank you eternally to those who are able to do this and I spend as much time as I can .. I snapped this when we were done and they were all seated before doors opened.

Wattage Nation community some of our daily love warriors online – Shoni Curless and Ed Simonelli from NYC

Sweethearts! I really appreciate their Mom for exposing the little ones to quality music and live performance. My shows are full of all ages and ethnicities.

Showtime. Jody Watley ft.SRL.

Acoustic George Michael Tribute accompanied by Hubert Wang.

The first act of the concert was devoted to my solo debut anniversary and included a tribute to George Michael (we did a duet together) and he was extremely supportive of my solo career – great person and artist , will never be forgotten.

SRL. Second act focused on the group and new music preview…they also joined me for a few of my favorite Shalamar classic tunes I originated.

Nate from SRL joining the Jody Watley freestyle finale. I have the hottest group in the game – no one is doing what we are and brings what we do to the stage.


Precious moments.

After show – solo in my dressing room.

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Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud – always. It’s a blessing to make people happy through music and just on a daily basis trying to bring good vibes into the world. We need it all.

Jody Watley To Be Recognized on Black Music Honors

Learn more details on-

The Urban Music Scene

Jody Watley Classic Photo’s of the Week.

Shalamar days "Take That To The Bank" 70's

German Magazine, solo debut era 87-88

U.K. Cover Feature 90's

Promoting "Paradise" 2014 Morning TV

Still going strong – very grateful.

Jody Watley and SRL. Maximum Impact at Alameda County Fair 

What a night! We performed to a packed amphitheater on a day that was sizzling temperature wise and with a tight band, dance squad and the dynamic SRL. featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero the heat only increased. It was a special night with everyone singing and dancing in the aisles – punctuated by fireworks at the conclusion of the concert. Thank you Alameda County Fair, the great staff and fabulous audience.

Jody Watley bringing hits, style, soul and passion


After slaying the stage – a squad photo Jody Watley, SRL and dance squad.

Snippets : Have a look! ​


Review by Dave Higdon Poptastic Confessions: Here

Up next:

July 21 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA

August 5 Empire Plaza Albany, NY 6 PM

August 12 Northalsted Market Days Chicago IL

Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland – SRL. Bridges preview and celebrating 30  the Grammy winning debut Jody Watley possibly performing the full album (working on a new show just for Yoshi’s)

and More!