Eddie Van Halen and brother are suing the ex wife of the Drummer. The Dutch born American musician, lead guirtarist of the hard rock band Van Halen for using her married name, which is famous for a new business venture.
He has been ranked on the world’s greatest guitarists and he and his rocker brother are claiming that Kelly Van Halen’s construction and interior design company dilutes the band’s brand and creates unfair competition.
It was back in 1997 when Kelly and Alex divorced after twelve years of marriage. However she kept the last name, and now her ex-husband and former brother-in-law are taking her to court in California over her moniker.
In the brothers’ lawsuit, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter,
“Kelly is said to have filed two trademark applications under her name for products like chairs, children’s blankets and interior design services. They claim her name is “confusingly similar to Plaintiff’s Van Halen marks in sound, appearance and commercial impression.”