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Legal Dispute Over Entombed Trademarks Looks Set To Continue


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It was thought recently that the legal dispute between Entombed ‘s Alex Hellid, Uffe Cederlund and drummer Nicke Andersson and former singer LG Petrov over the band’s trademarks had been resolved. The trio had issued a statement recently, stating the the courts had sided with them on all points of their claim to the trademark. Petrov had branched off in recent years, releasing music and touring with his own version of the band, who are dubbed Entombed A.D..

Now Petrov and Entombed A.D.‘s legal representative has issued a statement to musikindustrin.se which seems to suggest that they are appealing the ruling. The statement can be read below (translated from Swedish):

“It is unfortunate misinformation circulated after the two judgments of the Patent and the Market announced last week and the related rights to the band name in different classes of goods. The Court’s decision is unfortunate in many ways, and largely incomprehensible. Regardless of what one thinks of the decisions, the effect of them not to brand and band name belongs to Alex and former band members. The decisions are not final and can be appealed.

LG‘s and other band’s attitude is that the band name belongs to band together and Alex have been invited to enter on trademark registration. The same applies to former band members. Alex approach so far has been that he should own name, and he treats the rest of the band, including LG who has been a member since it was formed, as if they had no rights. LG and the rest of the band still hoping for a solution out of court and presented several proposed settlement, continues”

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