Delta to sue WHO

By Shirley Higgins-Croft

Delta Goodrem, iconoclastic songstress and displaced team-leader on ‘The Voice’, has filed suit in the International Criminal Court (ICCt) over trademark violations.

Ms Goodrem was putting the finishing touches on her latest album ‘Variant’, when she heard the announcement from WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, that the B.1.617.2 strain would be renamed ‘Delta’.

“I was laying down some wistful harmonies when I heard the news,” Ms Goodrem explained via Zoom from her studio in Cloncurry. “It’s as clear a violation of international copyright as could be imagined. And I’m so disappointed in Maria. She was such a dear friend in my Cornell days.”

Goodrem, who has acquired copyright on the terms ‘Delta’, ‘Innocent Eyes’, “Delta Airlines’, ‘Nile Delta’ and ‘Delta Downstairs’, will be represented by Waleed Aly and is suing for damages, anguish, heartbreak and reprinting costs totaling $US 57 million. The case is expected to be heard in September before the full bench of the ICCt.

Professor Van Kerkhove was contacted but was unavailable for comment.

Published by murraymurchison

Editor in Chief at the Trinity Beach Plain Dealer

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