Stockholm-headquartered Polar Music International, which owns a number of ABBA trademarks and service marks, is officially suing a UK-based tribute band called ABBA Mania for alleged “trademark counterfeiting and infringement, dilution, unfair competition, and cybersquatting. ”Polar Music, which says that it’s overseen ABBA’s music releases, tour promotion, and intellectual property “since the band’s founding,” just recently submitted the shocking lawsuit to a New York federal court. Spanning 24 pages, the verbose complaint lists as defendants UK companies Handshake and TAL Entertainment as well as individuals (also located in the UK) named James Stuart Littlewood and Todd Littlewood.
ABBA – The Winner Takes It All (Video), 4:57
ABBA MANIA – SOS – The Official London Theatre Show, 3:29
Additional Note (2022.1.24)
ABBA dismissed its trademark infringement lawsuit with prejudice after a settlement was reached