First-generation idol group H.O.T. is having their first concert in 17 years, but has run into a hiccup as a former director of SM Entertainment has filed a copyright claim over the group’s name.
Yikes. H.O.T.’s upcoming concert, Forever H.O.T. has run into issues as a former director of SM Entertainment, Kim Kyung Wook, claims that he holds the copyright to the group’s name. He is reportedly asking for royalties for use of the name H.O.T., and the group’s representatives have stated that they are seeking legal advice before they decide on their response.
H.O.T.’s concert is slated for October 13 and 14 at the Seoul Jamsil Sports Complex, and marks the group’s first concert in 17 years. Tickets will be going on sale tonight, and are expected to sell out in a heartbeat.