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Infernus Wins Gorgoroth Trademark Case

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A decision has been reached in the case regarding who is entitled to use the band name Gorgoroth between guitarist Infernus and previous members Gaahl and King Ov Hell.

Oslo City District Court has today (Tuesday, March 10th) delivered a verdict on the main question in the Gorgoroth trademark case, which took place at the end of January 2009.

The court has decided that King Ov Hell's trademark registration #243365 of the band name Gorgoroth is NOT valid and shall therefore be deleted.

The court states that King Ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band Gorgoroth when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007.

The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from Gorgoroth, unless he himself decides to quit.

Infernus is very pleased, but not surprised, by this verdict. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon.

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Jenny's avatar

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1. Jenny writes:

Awesome!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Seems to be a big day for Black Metal today!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

^That's exactly what I was thinkin :)

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Haha, great minds...

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dontbombme writes:

thats great. Infernus wrote most of the music and has been in the band longer. I wonder what gaahl and king ov hell are going to call their new band now.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. godlike writes:

Oz, I still dont see your new avatar..??
I sent ya another loaded email too ;-)

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. baltik writes:

great news! the only possible outcome. infernus is and always has been gorgoroth. hail infernus!!!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Post 2 says it all! Yeah I think this was always going to be the outcome.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. TimW writes:

Open and shut case...never should have went to trial....so damn obvious Infernus was telling the truth.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cyanotic writes:

right!!! what is gorgoroth with out him anyway? NOTHING thats what!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dark_Funeral writes:

lmao. isnt ghaal gay anyway? i cant take him seriously anymore. he was like "we are fighting a cosmic war" in an interview and i just burst out laughing.

I guess they'll have to call their new band grogeroth or something. gregorgroth. geichogoroth. gorg-asdfsdfsdfsdf-o-roth

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Why should it matter if he's gay? He still looks like a big enough guy that I wouldn't want to piss off lol.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Analguest writes:

Dark Funeral first part of your post is rubbish, and your nick is dedicated to a band that is now more famous for starring in porn productions than for their music :P

Black metal ist krieg

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. LordAssenfroth writes:

i want to move to norway, i mean they even had keep of kalessin play at there grammy's. damn i love me some black metal

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

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Satan.

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

Anal: Gaahl is gay, but as Oz pointed out it really makes no difference.

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. noj writes:

does infernus have a band to tour with under the name gorgoroth with? if he does maybe we'll finally get a u.s. tour???!!!!!! i'd be first in line for that!!!!

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jackrum writes:

soooooooooooooooooooooo..


satan???

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. noj writes:

the reason they never toured the u.s. is because of king and gaal and their criminal records. now that they are out of the band maybe finally they will.

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. xFiruath writes:

I'd seen the True Norwegian Black Metal interviews with Gaahl but never really looked up any info about him beyond that. Reading his bio at Wikipedia is so odd. It's like - assault conviction, kidnap, torture, trouble in Poland over the black mass video, making someone drink their own blood, oh yeah, and he's also a homosexual vegetarian who is working on a line of designer women clothing. I don't have a problem with any of those last things (I eat mostly veggie myself and protested outside the Mormon temple in Salt Lake over their support of Prop 8) but it's really strange to see that particular combination together with all of his bad a$$ posturing and criminal record.

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

xFiruath: A very good friend of mine has difficulty with what you mentioned above as well. He said that every time he thinks of Gaahl now he gets an immage of Gaahl pushing his gay lover on a swingset while they both giggle like little schoolgirls. He hasn't ever had an issue with gay people, but of all poeple... Gaahl?

# Mar 11, 2009 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Hippiessmellikeshit writes:

Post 20...no you a veg head...i wouldnt be able to tell by your gay a$$ hippie picture...i know its so metal to eat flowers and f*** guys in the ass.....and leave the mormons alone...if fags can marry then they should be ablt to have 100 wives if they want.....talk about persecution...get a clue hippie.

# Mar 12, 2009 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rubyred writes:

That's some pretty heavy news to take in and a surprise, too for I had hope that they would all have a share investment in the name of GORGOROTH. The past 4-5 yrs have been a trial for all of them particularly the guitarist Infernus/Roger Tiegs: he was not in the limelight as much as Gaahl-vocalist or King ov Hell-bassist in whom I feel held the name of Gorgoroth in the highest "esteem & protection" and put in some serious yrs with Gorgoroth. I'm sure Infernus in the future will be just as protecting of this band whom he founded/named for he certainly fought to get reclaimed the ownership Trademark of it. It only saddens me that Gaahl & King ov Hell won't be apart of that Trademark name GORGOROTH in future and hope they/Gaahl & King will continue working together with a new "name" and plus continue their music works w/drummer Kvitrafn/Einar Selvik formerly of Gorgoroth now in Wardruna w/Gaahl (Kristian Espedal) and Jotunspor w/King (Tom Cato Visnes). Which all of these music endeavors are haunting magnificents in their own rights: created by strong minds. Also, their is "I" and "Sahg" King/Tom is involved with & Trelldrom, Gaahl/Kristian other band. All the healing best to those that made Gorgoroth, click for the main ones are mentioned above! Peace and cheers.

# Mar 12, 2009 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. cruor writes:

About time this came to a conclusion. This has been a big month for black metal seeing how Varg is finally getting out. Glad the courts sided with Infernus. Incipit Satan always was my favorite Gorgoroth album.

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ar writes:

Black metal has become an industry, it feels like they used to want something more, but now they are mere clowns.

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 6:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. That_One_Guy writes:

I always knew deep down that Infernus would win this one. I'm just glad I was right.

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

All Gaahl would do would be like......................................................………………………………………………………………………………………………………satan

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

satan

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. psythe writes:

Gaahl's new band is gonna be called gagoroth - or was it 'gag him off'? :P

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hippiessmellikesh**: You are fvcking piece of sh!t. xFiruath could have handed you your a$$ if he chose to. Consider yourself lucky.

xFiruath: Go on with yo bad self. As OZ says "Obvious troll is obvious".

# Mar 13, 2009 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. psythe writes:

heh, what a /b/tard lol

# Mar 14, 2009 @ 4:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. MeTaLHeAd.Tj writes:

awesome!!

# Mar 14, 2009 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LMAO* M.H.D, post 27 owns! You did forget someting he would really say........................................................Satan.......................will.................... screw....................Infernus.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really though. I honestly did not care who won the case. I am sure that Gaahl, King, and Infernus will still be making music. It really is not the end of the world for Gaahl, nor is it really that big of a win for Infernus, in my opinion. Both could have just aswell made thier own band, and name, and that black metal kingdom would be just a great a kingdom as it was in the beginging of this mess.

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. That_One_Guy writes:

mhd -- Lol..

# Mar 15, 2009 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. al-Gaheem writes:

Gaahl makes good music without Infernus anyway.

# Mar 20, 2009 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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