It has been reported that Tobias Forge (Ghost) has filed a lawsuit against a British company that sells a brand of vodka barring a similar name to the metal group. However, the same report suggest that the claim has been denied by a court of law.
While the word “Ghost” may not seem like the least common in the English language, Forge took offense to Ghost Drinks Ltd. using the name. The singer sued the company claiming that the ack of distinction between the two brands, the band and the beverage, could sparl confusion among his legions of fans.
Ghost Drinks released their beverage back in 2015. It is claimed that, at the time, Forge had also registered his company Svensk Drama Pop (SDP) with the European Union trademark for alcoholic beverages showing an interest of selling a similar drink under a much similar name. To this date, however, the plan has not materialiez.
Ghost Drinks have publicly denied that they were aware of these similarities or any of Forge’s business plans. Furthermore, they claim that the word “ghost” is used in connection to various products across numerous industries.
Recently, a court sided Ghost Drinks and dismissed the legal action. Forge is due not type of compesantion at this time.
Meanwhile the Swedish metal group has confirmed that they are intensively working on their fifth studio album. The record was planned for release in the winter of 2020 with a tour scheduled for Spring of the following year. The recent Covid-19 health issues have curtailed the groups plans, however. The new album, according to some reports, is most likely to be released around the tail end of 2021.