The Eagles sue Hotel California


The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing a owners of a Mexico hotel of regulating a name “Hotel California,” arguably a band’s many famous song, though permission.

In a censure filed late Monday, a Eagles pronounced owners of a 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur “actively encourage” guest to trust a hotel is compared with a band, in sequence to sell t-shirts and other merchandise, and make guest feel welcome.

This allegedly enclosed piping “Hotel California” and other Eagles songs by a hotel sound system, and offered t-shirts in that impute to a hotel as “legendary,” ensuing in apparent difficulty among many guest who posted online reviews.

The Eagles also remarkable that a suspect Hotel California Baja LLC has practical with a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register a Hotel California name.

“Defendants lead U.S. consumers to trust that a Todos Santos Hotel is compared with a Eagles and, among other things, served as a impulse for a lyrics in ‘Hotel California,’ that is false,” a censure said.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles sovereign justice seeks a accumulation of indemnification and a hindrance to any infringement.

Neither a hotel nor a counsel who filed a heading focus immediately responded on Tuesday to requests for comment.

The Todos Santos hotel was named Hotel California when it non-stop in 1950, though went by a array of name changes before a Canadian couple, John and Debbie Stewart, bought it in 2001, and according to a Eagles began regulating a strange name in marketing. Its website is ((

“Hotel California” is a pretension lane from a 1976 Eagles manuscript of a same name, and won a 1977 Grammy endowment for record of a year.

It is famous for a prolonged guitar outro featuring Don Felder and Joe Walsh, and formidable lyrics sung by Don Henley.

In an talk with CBS News final year, Henley pronounced a strain is about “a tour from ignorance to experience. It’s not unequivocally about California; it’s about America.”

The box is Eagles Ltd v Hotel California Baja LLC et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 17-03276.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Marguerita Choy)


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