Wisconsin-based company settles suit filed by Eagles member

 

April 17, 2015

BELLEVILLE Wisconsin-based outdoor apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. has settled a lawsuit from Eagles founding member Don Henley alleging trademark infringement.

The musician filed the lawsuit in federal court after the company in October used the pun "Don a Henley and Take it easy" in an advertisement selling a shirt style known as a henley a play on Henley's name and a title of a popular song by the classic rock band.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1FZclca ) court documents filed this week show the Belleville-based company agreed to never again use or imply Henley's name when selling the style of shirt.

The company issued an apology to Henley on its website, saying it was inappropriate to use his name and the song title. It also made an undisclosed contribution to a nonprofit Henley founded.

 


Associated Press