New Timberlake Song Faces Trademark Trouble

New Timberlake Song Faces Trademark Trouble

Popstar Justin Timberlake could face legal action over his new song 'Take Back The Night', released a few days ago.

The title is also the name of sexual assault awareness group, who have served the Timberlake team with legal papers over the possible trademark infringement.

Furthermore, the group are worried that the sexual nature of Timberlake's song will undermine their message.

Executive Director Katherine Koestner told Rolling Stone: "In reading the lyrics...they're clearly sexual, but they're not about sexual assault."

"I think the problem may be just confusion with how an overtly sexual song matches with the mission of ending sexual violence.

"As a foundation, we're all about promoting healthy, respectful relationships.

"So if Justin is on the side of healthy, respectful relationships, then we're a fan of his."

Timberlake quickly issued an apology.

He said: "I wanted to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organisation."

"As I’ve learned more about The Take Back The Night Foundation, I’m moved by its efforts to stop violence against women, create safe communities and encourage respectful relationships for women.

"It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause."

He hasn't, however, given any indication whether the song's title will stand or not.

Should he change the title? Check out the song here and make your call.

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