Last month, the legal dispute between Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid, and Uffe Cederlund and drummer Nicke Andersson with former vocalist LG Petrov over the name and trademarks came to an end resulting in favor of the three members. The court ruling wasn’t clear on Petrov keeping the Entombed A.D name, it did suggest, Entombed were ready to move on working on a follow-up from 2007’s Serpent Saints: The Ten Amendments. Petrov and his attorney made a new statement released on musikindustrin.se and it looks like they are appealing to the court’s ruling.
The statement reads (translated via google translate):
“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, says Hillerström Miksche to MI.
– 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.”