Svalbard Music Group vs Aðalbjörn Tryggvason at Reykjavík District Court

Svalbard Music Group ehf. (Ltd.) has sued Aðalbjörn Tryggvason for illegally seizing control over and ownership of the company’s main asset, the trademark Sólstafir and the band’s business, and for hollowing the company out from the inside.

Svalbard Music Group was formed by Sólstafir’s only two remaining founding members Aðalbjörn Tryggvason and Guðmundur Óli Pálmason,and both of them have an equal 50% share in the company.
From it’s creation in January 2011 Svalbard Music Group’s sole purpose has been to run the band Sólstafir and take care of all it’s related business. As such the company has acquired in accordance with Icelandic laws the ownership of the trademark Sólstafir.

Just before midnight on January 19th 2015 Guðmundur Óli Pálmason received an email from Aðalbjörn Tryggvason saying that the band intended to move ahead without him. Aðalbjörn also cancelled Guðmundur´s flight tickets without his knowledge for an European tour that was supposed to start two days later.
The morning after, on January 20th Aðalbjörn applied for the trademark Sólstafir at the Icelandic Patent Office solely in his own name and with his personal id number. His patent application has not been accepted by the office.

Aðalbjörn Tryggvason was released from his duties as the executive director of Svalbard Music Group on December 11th 2015 for his gross misconduct.

The case was filed at the Reykjavík District Court on January 12th 2016.

On Behalf of Svalbard Music Group ehf. (Ltd.)
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason


10 thoughts on “Svalbard Music Group vs Aðalbjörn Tryggvason at Reykjavík District Court

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  2. evil kitty says:

    Oh man, it really sucks that you’re going through all of this, you’re an artist, artists are supposed to be creating not going through all of this crap, why money fucking corrupts the heart and the arts.. but life is a battle, you’re a warrior man, stay strong, everything will be okay for you, I’m with ya on this, what they’ve done to you is fucked up.

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  3. nunatak says:

    to remenber from last year…time will come into the land…now it is yours …and in the end justice will prevail…i am with you…mentally…i resist to go to an upcoming concert on 21 may in vienna…i do what i promised last year…its hard…all strength to you…
    Solstafir is yours and will stay in your heart
    Good luck from Austria, Vienna from the mountains and the woods

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