Three months after a copyright suit against the Beastie Boys was thrown out of court regarding sample materials from the band's essential 1989 album Paul's Boutique, the group's surviving members have filed a trademark application for the group's live performances with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The official legal documentation, filed by the Beastie Boys name under the category of "live performances by a musical group," can be read here.

Speculation began to run that the application was used for the intent of potential future performances by members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, but those rumors were quickly squashed by the band's representatives. According to Pitchfork, the representatives note, "There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch." Yauch, of course, passed away in 2012.

This news also comes after the band successful won a suit against Monster Energy stemming back to 2014 when the company used the band's music without successful permission. The lawsuit came back to light earlier this month when it was discovered that the company's trial tactics increased the band's lawyer fees, to which the group demanded an additional $2.4 million. As of June 17th, the band had only received $668,000 of the requested fees.