There appears to be rumors floating around stating that the musical group Rammstein has recently won a trademark infringement case against Apocalyptica (a musical group that does orchestral versions of heavy metal songs). Rumors said that the heavy metal band from Helsinki, Apocalyptica, has been ordered to pay Rammstein 45,000 EUR. Despite these rumors that Rammstein won a trademark infringement case against Apocalyptica for using the Rammstein name in advertising and promotional materials, the following statement was released by Apocayptica:
"The article's headline is substantially wrong: neither the band Apocalyptica nor their management are or were involved in the described lawsuit. However, the parties involved are the band Rammstein and Sony Music Entertainment GmbH, as the successor of the by now-defunct affiliated label GUN Records.
Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management have issued statements that they regret the events, but neither had any influence on a violation of trademark and naming rights, nor any part in whatsoever resulting agreements.
It is correct that GUN Records published advertisements with the stated endorsement disregarding existing agreements, and the band Rammstein subsequently filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the parent company. It is also correct that a settlement has been reached between Sony Music Entertainment GmbH and Rammstein, the details of which, are confidential."