EMI Records is a record label, founded by EMI in 1972 as the successor label to the Columbia label. The global success that EMI enjoyed with pop music in the 1960s also exposed trade mark issues as EMI only had the rights to some of its trade marks, most notably His Master’s Voice and Columbia, in parts of the world with RCA Victor Records and the American Columbia Records owning rights to these trade marks in North America, respectively. Complicating matters was the formation by American Columbia of its own operations in the UK by purchasing Oriole Records and changing its name to that of its then parent company CBS with the legal trade mark designation bearing the full name of the parent company back then: “Trade Mark of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.” which became highly successful in the UK and becoming a serious rival to EMI. EMI Records picked up the English Columbia roster and signed new acts which would become global successes such as Blue Swede, Kraftwerk, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush and Robbie Williams.

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