Tanagra wins trademark dispute!

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Aye, sometimes the good ones win and the bad guy needs to take a hike into the murky yonder. Like in the Good ‘ol Far West. Or – in this case – logic and common sense prevail.

And that’s a good thing.

For those who are not aware of the case, The US Power Metal band Tanagra found themselves in a pretty severe trademark dispute with the Kudelski Group in Switzerland. Between other things, the company sells audio equipment under the moniker Nagra. Kudelski took exception to the inherent similarity of the band name and filed a dispute. If … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Colosso test the Apocalypse!

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Aye, the four horsemen, straight from biblical horror stories central. One of the most charming tales this book has to offer.

And I love the idea. Looks like we have ourselves a theme right in line with today’s terror-ridden world of Corona angst and cheap fears of impending doom.

Colosso and their newest EP Apocalypse stepped right into this panicked mess our lives have become lately. And they do that with a Death Metal piece that I have rarely seen done this way lately. A varied piece of Extreme Metal served with a skill that matches the masters of dissonance … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Eulogy unleash Memento Mori!

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Okay, it’s time again to reach into the depths of our review pipe and pull one of those records out at random.

And the winner is – Eulogy with their newest EP that just released late February of 2020.

The piece talks about Memento Mori, this terrible reminder of the inevitability of death. A solemn and serious theme, and a pretty difficult one to pick for a 17-minute blurb. This is indeed a subject that seriously occupied the creative brains of a multitude of philosophers, writers, and musicians over time. And even on this blog it already made an [...] Click to raid more!

Kudelski’s Nagra sues Tanagra in a trademark dispute!

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Here’s an interesting one. A tale of David meeting Goliath, played in real-time, today.

In one corner you have the respected audio hardware maker Nagra, owned by the Kudelski Group in Switzerland. Opposite sits a little known Power Metal band called Tanagra from Portland, Oregon in the United States.

So, one well-financed big guy with loads of legal firepower and the puny one with literally none of that facing off at each other. And, in trademark-related cases, this usually does not bode too well for the one with less muscle.

The case!

Once things took … [...] Click to raid more!