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  1. [18.01.03] MBK Entertainment confirms T-ara's contracts expired on December 31st of 2017, T-ara will continue as a group MBK Entertainment has officially stated that their contract with T-ara has expired. On January 3rd, an MBK Entertainment representative stated, "Jiyeon, Hyomin, Eunjung and Qri's contract expired on December 31st of last year. Please support the members. T-ara has not disbanded. The future of the group depends on the members' decision." Earlier today, Hyomin wrote on her Instagram, "I’m greeting you after a long time. Are you well? We have separated with the company that has managed us for 10 years. But please don’t worry. I can’t tell you the details yet but the members can still be together, anytime, anywhere." *** Source: Naver
  2. [18.01.19] T-ara submit grounds for refusal against MBK Entertainment's trademark application of the group's name On December 17th, T-ara filed a submission to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, stating reasons to reject MBK Entertainment's trademark application of the name "T-ara", filed on December 28th. According to the patent attorney representing the submission, MBK Entertainment's trademark application is subject to refusal under Trademark law. They have submitted documentation listing reasons for refusal of the trademark application. "If the trademark is not rejected after screening and is approved, we will file another objection," he said. T-ara recently parted ways with MBK Entertainment, who managed them for 10 years, following the expiration of their contracts *** Source: Naver
  3. [18.01.08] T-ara personally clarify recent rumors and assure fans they will peacefully resolve the trademark issue "Hello, this is T-ara's Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon. Since we don't have an agency to speak for us, we are making this announcement ourselves after discussion. Regarding the rumor that we received luxury cars and 9 billion won from our China contract, we directly asked for confirmation from Wang Sicong's (Banana Culture) side via Weibo and they have confirmed it is not true. We don't want to cause trouble to our former agency who has managed us since debut. We wish that the 4 of us can still greet you in the future under the name of "T-ara", and we hope to peacefully resolve this. This is the official stance for 4 of us. Thank you for reading."
  4. [18.01.08] MBK Entertainment and Banana Culture deny rumors of luxury sports car gifts and 9 billion KRW contract fee On the 7th of January, MBC Section TV reported that Banana Culture, headed by Wang Si Cong, paid MBK Entertainment 9 billion won in contract fees and gifted luxury sports cars to the members of T-ara. On the morning of 8th, a representative from MBK Entertainment stated, "it is not true that T-ara received sports cars from Wang Si Cong." However, on the afternoon of the same day; members Qri, Hyomin and Jiyeon personally reached out to Wang Si Cong via Weibo requesting clarification on the recent rumors. T-ara's message to Wang Si Cong reads, "I don't know how to contact you, so I only can do it like this. Has Banana Culture ever sent luxury sports cars to T-ara? And is it true that Banana Culture gave MBK Entertainment 9 billion won? Waiting for your reply!" In response to T-ara, Banana Culture released an official statement. What the members posted on Weibo, regarding the 9 billion KRW contract fee and luxury sports cars gift, is not true. The information reported by the news outlets is false. T-ara's contract with Banana Culture expired on December 31st, 2017, and was not renewed. During the duration of the contract, T-ara actively cooperated with us. T-ara responded in thanks to Banana Culture's statement.
  5. [18.01.08] MBK Entertainment applies for trademark of T-ara's name for the next 10 years MBK Entertainment, the former agency of T-ara, has filed a trademark application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for the name T-ara (including 티아라 in Hangul). When reached for a statement, a representative confirmed that, "it is true." After examination of the application, if the trademark is registered, the members will not be able to utilize the name "T-ara" without MBK Entertainment's consent for the next 10 years. Even if the members choose to reform under a new name, they will have to pay royalties to MBK Entertainment if the perform any songs by "T-ara." In a similar situation, boy group Highlight were forced to change their name when their former agency, Cube Entertainment, registered a trademark for their original name, Beast, and disallowed the group to use the name. MBK Entertainment's side clarified their situation is different from Beast, in that they were not forbidding permission for T-ara to continue use of their name and that they were in the right to register the trademark in order to protect the name. *** Source: Naver
  6. [18.01.05] Friend denies Hyomin and the CEO of a Korean media group are dating, "members of a wine group." Earlier today, T-ara's Hyomin was reportedly dating Mr. A, CEO of a Korean media group. Hyomin's close acquaintance says, "it's not true." Hyomin's friend revealed to TenAsia, "Hyomin and Mr. A met at a wine meeting. The meeting includes people from various industries, including the media. Hyomin and Mr. A are acquainted with each other as they are with everyone else in the group. It is not a relationship of love." "It is not true that the two are in a serious relationship with thoughts of marriage, and it is not true that both parents know of this," they concluded. Hyomin made her debut in 2009 with T-ara who have released numerous hits. On December 31st, T-ara separated from MBK Entertainment, who had managed them for 10 years. *** Source: Daum
  7. [18.01.05] Hyomin reportedly dating CEO of Korean media group since 2017, acquaintance claims "thoughts of marriage" Update: This report has been denied. On January 5th, News1 reported that Hyomin is in a serious relationship with Mr. A, a CEO of a Korean media group. An official from News1 stated, "the two met last year by chance and became very close. Since then, they've had a mutual affection for each other. Both their parents are aware of their relationship. It is known by those close to them that Hyomin and Mr. A are quietly dating. An acquaintance familiar of their relationship says, "I understand that they are seeing each other with thoughts of marriage." Hyomin made her debut in 2009 with T-ara who have released numerous hits. On December 31st, T-ara separated from MBK Entertainment, who had managed them for 10 years. *** Source: Naver
  8. [18.01.03] Hyomin pens a letter announcing T-ara's departure from MBK Entertainment and plans for the future "I'm greeting you after a long time. Are you well? We have separated with the company that has managed us for 10 years. But please don't worry. I can't tell you the details yet but the members can still be together, anytime, anywhere. The members are all taking personal time off time enjoying life while thinking about how to keep seeing our fans. As a member (myself), I plan to keep on meeting you. From nobody to someone who receives so much love, we took the love for granted, and went through a difficult time while knowing it would be hard for us to receive any more love, but we began again. We learned a lot from the difficult times and we feel grateful. Although we are anticipating a new beginning, separating with the company that has been managing us for 10 years is like breaking up with a lover and you're about to find a new love, and that makes you feel scared and cautious. Also, to our fans, this isn't the end. In the 10 years you have been supporting us non-stop, we are sincerely thankful for that. All of you have worked really hard! We will greet you soon with good news so please don't worry too much while waiting for it. I wish for all your new year wishes to come true, happy new year!"
  9. [PHOTOSHOOT] Eunjung for Naver & Dispatch - 31 HD Photos (04/21) Click for full size~ CREDIT: Naver + Dispatch + craZy + tiaradiadem.com
  10. T-ara at KBEE Korea-Vietnam Kpop Friendship Concert (11/2017) CREDIT: CornOppa + tiaradiadem.com
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