10 January 2024 · News

Jazzklubben Nefertiti wins trademark dispute in the Patent and Market Court of Appeal

The dispute over the trademark Nefertiti has been decided by the Patent and Market Court of Appeal. The jazz association that summoned Jazzklubben Nefertiti AB has not proven a preferential right to the trademark Nefertiti.

The legendary club Nefertiti at Hvitfeldtsplatsen 6 in Gothenburg is run by Jazzklubben Nefertiti AB, which acquired the business after the previous owner went bankrupt at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The former owner of the bankrupt company, Jazzföreningen Nefertiti, has claimed in court to have better rights to two trademark applications covering the Nefertiti trademark.

In June 2022, the Patent and Market Court ruled in favor of Jazzklubben Nefertiti AB, which currently operates the trademark Nefertiti. On December 21st, 2023, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal upheld the judgment, which may however be appealed.

David Klose and Simon Wilkens are representing Jazzklubben Nefertiti AB in the matter.