Rammstein win damages for ‘appearance’ claim

February 2011


Rammstein have won 45,000 euros in damages from Sony Music Germany in a Berlin court over claims that the German heavy metal band appeared on 2007 album by Finnish band Apocalyptica, which was released on the now defunct Sony subsidiary Gun Records. Sony’s marketing for the album, ‘World’s Collide’, claimed that the band Rammstein appeared on the record. In reality only one member of the band, Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann, guested.  Rammstein argued that the advertising infringed their trademark in the Rammstein name, because it was used without their permission.

CMU Daily 11th January 2011 www.thecmuwebsite.com


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