ABBA have sued British tribute act Abba Mania for trademark infringement, and described the group's behaviour as "parasitic and bad-faith".
ABBA have filed a lawsuit against Abba Mania for trademark infringement, claiming that the band intentionally misleads fans into thinking ABBA endorse the tribute act. ABBA have described Abba Mania's behaviour as "parasitic and bad-faith".
Billboard reports that the lawsuit reads: "Defendants include the term 'official' and 'original' in many of their marketing materials, website pages, and social media handles, which gives consumers the impression that there is some kind of association, affiliation, or sponsorship between ABBA and ABBA MANIA."
The lawsuit also stated that ABBA gave Abba Mania the chance to change their name, but they declined.
Abba Mania, described on their site as "the original tribute from London’s West End", have a show taking place this Friday in Neath, Wales, and are due to tour France in March 2022.