Shinhwa gets back rights to its name

Shinhwa gets back rights to its name
This photo taken on March 23, 2014 shows South Korean idol band Shinhwa performing at their 16th anniversary concert in Seoul

Korean boy band Shinhwa got back the rights to its own name after lengthy legal haggling.

The dispute traces back to 2012 when Joon Media, then owner of the name "Shinhwa" accused the group of infringing on its rights by setting up a company named "Shinhwa Company."

Due to the dispute, Shinhwa had changed the name of the company into "ShinCom Entertainment."

Shinhwa and Joon Media eventually settled the dispute by striking a compromise out of court in late May. As a result, Shinhwa officially began to use "Shinhwa Company" for its legal entity Thursday.

"We feel very happy to regain our name, thanks for our fans' support," Shinhwa said.

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