- The Swedish pop supergroup ABBA recorded a claim to stop a British cover band known as Abba Mania from utilizing that name.
On Friday, the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA recorded a claim to stop a British cover band known as Abba Mania from utilizing that name.
In a grumbling document with the U.S. Region Court in Manhattan, attorneys for ABBA blamed Abba Mania’s administrators for “parasitic and dishonesty lead” by compromising ABBA’s altruism and cachet in advancing Abba Mania.
ABBA said the respondents had disregarded its requests to quit utilizing Abba Mania via online media, YouTube, and the abbamania.com site, or take its idea to utilize “ABBA Tribute” in a way that will not confound individuals.
The corporate litigants incorporate Handshake Ltd of Manchester, England, and TAL Entertainment Ltd of Bicester, England.
Neither quickly reacted on Friday to demands for input outside business hours.
ABBA’s brand name encroachment claim comes amid a U.S. visit for Abba Mania, which refers to itself as “The Original Tribute from London’s West End!” that incorporates a Feb. 2022 date in Middletown, New York, around an hour and a half drive from Manhattan.
Polar Music International AB, the named offended party, has dealt with ABBA’s business illicit relationships since the gathering’s 1972 establishment in Stockholm. Its claim likewise looks for an assortment of harms.
Abba Mania’s site says, “Abba Mania is not the slightest bit related, partnered, or supported by Polar Music of ABBA” in small capital letters.
ABBA has sold an expected 385 million records and is referred to for such tunes as “Waterloo,” “Moving Queen,” “Cash, Money, Money,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Additionally, it was one of the principal acts to utilize music recordings to advance its music.
The gathering last month delivered its first new collection in quite a while, “Journey,” and is arranging a phase show including advanced symbols of its individuals, who are currently in their 70s, duplicating their 1970s look.