Eagles Sue Real-Life ‘Hotel California’ Over Trademark Use

Law360, New York (May 2, 2017, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Rock band the Eagles filed suit against Hotel California Baja LLC in California federal court on Monday, accusing the hotel of associating itself with one of the band's most famous hits, “Hotel California," and disregarding the Eagles’ rights to the name with illegal merchandising.

The suit filed by Santa Monica-based corporation Eagles Ltd., which claims to own the goodwill associated with the band, including all trademark rights, amps up the band’s previously filed action against Hotel California Baja of Todos Santos, Mexico, at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board after the real-life Hotel California tried to register the name in alleged...

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