Mexican band sued over ownership of name.

Mexican alternative/electronica group Kinky has canceled the handful of remaining concerts in their native country pending the outcome of a suit filed in April over ownership of their name.

According to a May 11 Mexican AP wire report, the suit came to a head Sunday (May 9), when four members of the quintet were arrested in the car while traveling to a scheduled Vive Latino Festival performance.

Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chaires, César Pliego and Omar Gungora were released the following day after testifying in Mexican court in response to the accusation of falsifying a brand.

The suit was filed in a Mexican copyright court by attorney Juan Carlos Ramirez Colín on behalf of his client Marco Antonio Rodríguez Otero. Rodríguez Otero alleges that he registered the Kinky name prior to the band.

The quintet's decision to cancel their upcoming shows was made public in a statement sent to the media on Friday (May 14) by spokesperson Marla Guedemin.

Guedemin says that Kinky's attorneys are analyzing the case and hope to clear the group of any wrongdoing. She states that the "Kinky" name has been registered in the U.S. by all five members for all entertainment and live performances. It's not known whether the group registered the name in Mexico.

Mexican law states that the penalty for falsifying a brand can range from six months to six years in prison, with fines of up to $12,000.

The group's U.S. label, Nettwerk Records, had no comment regarding the case.

At press time, it was unknown when an outcome for the suit is expected.