Eagles’ Don Henley Sues Duluth Trading Co.
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."
A statement from an Eagles' spokesman says band members take offense when someone "tries to piggyback and capitalize" on their work. The company was not immediately available for comment after business hours.
Duluth Trading is headquartered in Belleville. It sells primarily online and in catalogs, though it has a flagship store in Mount Horeb, an outlet store in Belleville and four other stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota.