Courts Rule On Long Running Entombed Trademark Dispute


The legal dispute that has surrounded Entombed since around 2014 looks to have come to a close. The band’s guitarists Alex Hellid, Uffe Cederlund and drummer Nicke Andersson had been locked in a legal battle with former singer LG Petrov over control of the band’s trademarks. The Swedish courts ruled in favor of the aforementioned trio on May 17th on all points of their claim.

Petrov had broken off from the band several years back citing frustration with the rest of the group’s alleged inability to actively tour and release music on a constant basis. He has recently been touring under the moniker of Entombed A.D. and held prominent trademarks for the band’s name.

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While it’s currently a bit unclear what the full extent of court’s ruling means for Petrov and his interests with the trademark, it seems that it has paved the way for his former bandmates to focus on making music under the Entombed moniker. That trio issued the following joint statement to Blabbermouth:

“Naturally we are delighted with the decision of the courts. It’s a great relief that this issue is now finally ruled on and we can return to focusing on giving people more Entombed. We have discussed ideas and plans of what we want to do and look forward to working together on creating the best possible Entombed for the future, both in the recording studio and in a live setting.”

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