Ahgases are celebrating as the members of GOT7 officially receive the full trademark rights to the group, making K-Pop history. GOT7 is officially a self-owned group!
Previously, fans were praising leader Jay B when he moved to moved to trademark his own recording label, 528Hz, making him the third member of GOT7 to become CEO of his own company. Jay B had also reportedly filed for the rights to album production, lightsticks, live performances and more.
Jaebeom has officially trademarked everything for 528Hz as a record label, production of albums, dvds, tours, lightsticks, licensing of film/tv, live performances and so much more as of April 11th, 2022! 🎉🥳 pic.twitter.com/Usrs8EcQEb
— VII (@VIIWITHGOT7) April 19, 2022
Soon after, it was revealed that he had actually obtained the rights to GOT7’s unit names, and that he now officially shares ownership of them with the corresponding members. Given that such a move is unprecedented in the K-Pop industry, Ahgases couldn’t stop praising Jay B for all the hard work he put in to not only keeping GOT7 together, but to giving the group total creative freedom.
mad respect for GOT7’s leader, Lim Jaebeom, who managed to take legal actions to fight for the group’s rights.@jaybnow_hr, you’re a living legend.
— 👷🏻♀️ (@simp4jinyoungie) April 20, 2022
Now, as of May 12, all seven members of GOT7 are officially the legal owners of the full trademark rights to the group!
This marks the beginning of a whole new era—not only for GOT7, but for the industry as a whole. As proud Ahgases are pointing out, GOT7 are the only group in K-Pop who have ever managed to do something like this, especially as a group coming from one of the powerful ‘Big 3’ companies.
GOT7 are the only artists who have completely transferred all the trademark to the members without losing any member & their group name from a Big 3 Company in the history of KPOP. #GOT7 #갓세븐 @GOT7 pic.twitter.com/cXnezXn9ZV
— ONE AHGASE GOT7 (@OneAhgaseGOT7) May 18, 2022
“GOT7 is the first group to completely be free of JYPE Entertainment of all rights, trademarks, copyright and listings.”
I repeat GOT7 OWNS GOT7.
— ava 👷🏻♂️ (@defsoulars_) May 18, 2022
After not renewing their contact, GOT7 was able to sign individually in different companies, successfully doing their solo activities, was able to acquire all rights, trademarks, copyright and listings of GOT7 themselves. And now coming back as group.
NOW THAT’S A KING BEHAVIOR
— kai 👷🏻♀️ (@yugsmark) May 18, 2022
And as if becoming a self-owned group wasn’t enough of an achievement, GOT7’s comeback is already proving to be a huge success. Not only have they warmed fans’ hearts with little references to beloved moments from the past, but they’re also doing really well in terms of sales without the need for a major entertainment company to back them.
I can’t even express how proud I am of got7, imagine being the first kpop group to leave their company together with the rights to their trademark secured, then have a comeback that’s already become their BESTSELLING album not even a week into preorders…that’s just insane
— ✵ (@peachicnvs) May 17, 2022
got7 is the purest the kpop industry is rn like these guys are running the show / own every trademark / directing the concepts themselves & and they’re still smashing sales without a k-ent company behind them . like that’s powerful
— ʚɞ (@honqjoongs) May 16, 2022
Now that GOT7 is proving what they’re capable of, there is a whole new slew of endless possibilities…
They now have the whole GOT7 discography to choose from on what to perform for the FANCON 😭
— 𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐜𝐞👷🏼 (@cyjprint) May 18, 2022
…and one thing is clearer than ever: we really need a documentary!
you don’t understand we NEED that got7 documentary @netflix
— leng 👷♀️ (@tuansmk) May 18, 2022
i really need to see a documentary made on got7 because no one has ever done this before it’s crazy, literally shifting the entire industry
— 🍊🍋👷🏻♀️ (@seulyien) May 18, 2022
Ahgases couldn’t be more proud of GOT7. With these history-making moves, this comeback is already set to be one of the most iconic of all time! Congratulations to GOT7!