- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A founding member of the Eagles rock band is suing a Wisconsin clothing manufacturer over an ad he claims is a copyright violation.

Don Henley apparently isn’t amused by the Duluth Trading Co. ad for its Henley shirts, which are a men’s pullover without a collar. Duluth’s ad encourages consumers to “Don a Henley and Take it easy,” playing off the Eagles first hit single “Take it Easy.”

The State Journal (https://bit.ly/1sHCV4u ) reports a statement from an Eagles’ spokesman says band members take offense when someone “tries to piggyback and capitalize” on their work. A Duluth Trading spokesman says the company is aware of the claim, but doesn’t comment on pending litigation. Duluth Trading is headquartered in Belleville and sells primarily online and through catalogs. It has six stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj


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