Tanagra wins trademark dispute!

RockmusicRaider - Man with raised guitar - Tanagra wins Trademark Dispute

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!

Kudelski’s Nagra sues Tanagra in a trademark dispute!

RockmusicRaider - Tanagra stepped on by Nagra's foot.
Photo: Kara Pesznecker Reavis

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!