Entombed - Update On War Over Band Name


The ongoing dispute between members of the Swedish metal band Entombed over the rights to the group's brand name continues with a new chapter. Earlier this month, the Swedish Patent And Registration Office rejected Entombed frontman Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov's bid to stop guitarist Alex Hellid's trademark registration to sell beverages under the Entombed moniker. The singer is currently touring and releasing albums under the moniker of Entombed A.D.. Basically, Alex Hellid can sell beverages under the band name.

Hellid and Petrov have been embroiled in a legal battle over the Entombed name for several years. The guitarist went on to register a trademark for spirits production under the Entombed name. This move did not sit well with Hellid's former bandmate, who filed a letter of protest against Alex's registration of the name, claiming that it could be confused with band activities. He also said that Hellid acted in "bad faith" when he registered name and that there was a desire to "deceive the public."

Petrov's protest, however, found no favor with the Swedish Patent And Registration Office, which rejected his claims on the issue in a March 8th ruling.

Source: aftonbladet.se
Band profile: Entombed
 
Posted: 18.03.2016 by Bad English


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18.03.2016 - 14:09
garmling
Account deleted
Entomb Entombed....
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19.03.2016 - 02:19
svartberger
Is sad to see such a legendary band arguing over stupid shit like that
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19.03.2016 - 13:52
Until the End
Their best days were pre-92. They've flogged the dead horse for long enough, just let it rest in peace ffs.
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06.01.2017 - 18:37
cobrapel
Concept One
Looking for Entombed socks...
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