Armin van Buuren‘s Ibiza party series will remove all UR branding moving forward, following a plagiarism dispute with Underground Resistance, a well known Detroit techno collective.
Despite the legendary DJ’s original statement, declaring he would keep UR branding on his event, but adjust the symbol — Resident Advisor reports the summer shows will continue to only work under the name Universal Religion. All flyers and logos are expected to change ASAP to honor the complaint.
Armin van Buuren’s original statement read:
“I would like to start off by saying how unfortunate and unpleasant this situation is for everyone involved. My team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself were not aware of the similarities between our logo and the logo of Underground Resistance. Originally, UR – the name of the new event through which I’ll perform in Ibiza every week – is derived from Universal Religion, an older but nonetheless known Armin van Buuren concept. The logo, which consists of a custom-made font and frame, was designed to conform with the Armin van Buuren brand. After careful deliberation, my team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself have decided to keep the name UR as it is and to adjust the symbol. I trust that media, fans and Underground Resistance will be able to understand this decision.”
The Universal Religion nightclub residency is set to run for 13 weeks over the summer at Hï Ibiza.
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Source: Resident Advisor