Due to a dispute with ATG about the name of Svenska Spel Sport & Casino’s trotting venture, the company is now changing the name of its horse games to Svenska Spel Hästar.
The judgment in the dispute was announced by the Patent and Market Court of Appeal on January 25. Customers of the horse games will not notice any difference other than the name change. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino will continue to offer high-class trotting with betting on both Swedish and international trotting and galloping competitions.
“For our customers, this means no changes except for the name change. We are proud of our fantastic offer on horses, which will be available just as before but now under Svenska Spel Hästar. We find it strange that the court considers that descriptive words for a business can have such a high level of protection, but of course we respect the court’s decision,” said Fredrik Wastenson, CEO and Business Area Manager, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.
Svenska Spel Hästar offers, among other things, betting on the high-prize game High Five, Duo and other forms of betting such as Win and Place on French competitions.