1. Don Henley sues clothing company over Eagles pun
Don Henley and inductee Randy Newman in the press room at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jason
Eagles frontman Don Henley is suing a Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer over an ad he says is
a copyright violation.
According to Billboard, clothing company Duluth Trading Co. emailed out an ad for a shirt sale
which reads, "Don a Henley, Take it Easy." It's a tongue-in-cheek reference to the band's first single,
released in 1972.
But "Take it Easy" is the last thing Henley wants to do.
The ad in question
2. Duluth Trading Co.
In the lawsuit, Henley accuses the company of taking advantage of his fame, and says the ad could
confuse people into thinking he's endorsing the shirts.
The blatant reference to the Eagles' song and the fact that Henley's full name is used are the main
components of the lawsuit filed in California district court.
A spokesperson for Henley told The Hollywood Reporter, "This kind of thing happens with some
degree of frequency and the members of the Eagles always defend their rights, often at great
expense. One would think that the people in charge of marketing for these corporations would have
learned by now that U.S. law forbids trading on the name of a celebrity without permission from that
"Both Mr. Henley and the Eagles have worked hard, for over 40 years, to build their names and
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GOES HERE and They pride themselves on the fact that they have never allowed their names,
likenesses or music - individually or as a group -- to be used to sell products. Their names are their
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their hard work and their goodwill in the public arena," the spokesperson continued."
Duluth Trading Company has not yet issued a comment. Feel free to view the lawsuit in full here.