Re: Band name issues
I'm in the legal field, and although my expertise is not band names I would think that as long as your band is also not from Sweden or will not play live there you may be ok. Not sure about the captialization thing. You could add an exclamation point at the end of your name..
My brother's band was recently sued by another band with the same name here in the U.S. who claimed there name was legally registered, citing copyright infringement. Different story. If you and the other band are in the same country I would see legal help. If not you should be ok. Worst case is you keep the Whale name, and recevie a Cease and Desist lette rfrom the other band's lawyer (doubt that would happen though) and your band changes it's name.