Swedish group Abba has settled a lawsuit in which it accused a British cover band of using the name Abba Mania without permission.
Abba filed a lawsuit Dec. 3 in federal court for the borough of Manhattan accusing Abba Mania’s managers of “parasitic and bad faith conduct” for marketing their fame and goodwill and making fans think Abba endorsed Abba. Mania.
It also accused the defendants of rejecting a demand to change the band’s name and website abbamania.com, or use “Abba Tribute” in a way that would not confuse people.
Abba dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit at a loss after a settlement was reached, according to a lawsuit on Thursday. One of the band’s lawyers told Billboard that Abba Mania will no longer use that name.
Lawyers for Abba and Polar Music International AB, which manages the band’s business matters, did not initially respond to requests for comment on Friday.
The corporations responding to Abba Mania, Handshake Ltd, of Manchester, England, and TAL Entertainment Ltd, of Bicester, England, did not initially respond to similar requests.
Reference: CNN Brasil