En Vogue Legal War Settled ... Losers Stripped of Name

4/1/2013 12:30 AM PDT

En Vogue -- Legal War Settled ... Losers Stripped of Name

EXCLUSIVE

Only two of the original four members can still call themselves "En Vogue" ... and the other two can go pound sand ... this according to a judge.

According to legal docs, a judge granted "EV" founding members Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis the exclusive right to use the name "En Vogue" while performing and touring ... after a long, drawn-out legal battle with former bandmates Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson.

Here's what happened ... Cindy and Terry sued Maxine and Dawn for the name plus $1 MILLION in damages back in 2012. They claimed M & D were illegally touring under the "EV" name after the band broke up ... but had no right, since C&T owned the LLC.

The judge recently sided with Cindy and Terry -- giving them the name -- but said the duo failed to prove damages, and were awarded no money.

Still a pretty big victory ... even more so if it was 1992.


Although Dawn Robinson was named in legal documents as a defendant in the case -- her rep tells TMZ ... Dawn was not involved in the dispute, and says she gave up the legal right to use the name En Vogue several years ago.