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London Porn Star Sues Gloryhammer For Naming Rights
The power metal act founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes, having just issued the debut LP "Tales From the Kingdom of Fife" (See review over at this location), started the new week off by being slapped with a lawsuit by British porn star Oliver Mitchell (a/k/a "Pug Darkholer") for naming rights. The plaintiff's Particular of Claims form alleges that the Scottish power metal act violated a cease and desist letter sent by lawyers who claimed that Mitchell would sustain substantial financial harm caused by confusion with the highly popular "Gloryhammer" porn film series of the late 1990's.
The band has yet to issue a statement on the matter, though vocalist Thomas Winkler did post up the following on his Facebook page: "Seems like that impostor is making a fuss and trying to mess up things for the band. I don't see how a totally different project from the 1990's is relevant now. Being a washed up loser does not make one entitled to anything." Though the post was not specific to the current situation, the date reference seems to suggest it refers to the instant action.
Submitted as "proof" of the copyright claim, was the cover of "Gloryhammer IV," the 1997 installment of the series (seen below). Mitchell's lawyers are hoping the court will be persuaded to render a decision in their favor based on what they call "overwhelmingly obvious similarities." More on this story as the situation unfolds.
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