Well said Mr F.I don't really have a problem with Ozzy co-owning the Black Sabbath trademark. By the mid-80s, Tony Iommi was the sole remaining original member of the Sabs and the band was his to do with what he wanted. Lean years followed, the Tony Martin era was musically fine but hardly pulled in the crowds (I saw this band play to around 1000 people in Edinburgh). Dehumanizer raised the stakes somewhat but Sabbath continued to play theatres and modest concert halls.
Tony had experienced so much more in the past and understandably wanted that level of success again, which paved the way for the eventual re-union with Ozzy. But it came at a price, Ozzy was a huge star in his own right and any revival in the fortunes of Black Sabbath would be down to his input. I guess a business arrangement was struck which suited both parties. You can't just revoke these agreements later just because person X falls out with person Y. One side would have to buy the other out.
Something similar happened when Michael Schenker rejoined UFO - he got 50% of a band name that he hadn't played in for many years. It probably happens quite often in the music business. Ozzy and his manager, quite rightly, want to protect their own investment.
But I still want Bill back in the band....on a fair deal. A lot of silly stuff has been going on with Facebook but this site is for Sabbath fans and these threads have proved that the people who follow the band want to see William Thomas Ward occupying the drum stool for what will most likely turn out to be Sabbath's last hurrah.