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Maker of Henley-Style Shirt Apologizes to Eagles Member Over Silly Ad

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Don Henley and Stevie Nicks on stage at The 9th Annual Race to Erase MS Co-Chaired by Nancy Davis & Tommy Hilfiger-Musical Performances on May 10, 2002.

Wisconsin-based outdoor apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. has settled a lawsuit from Eagles founding member Don Henley alleging trademark infringement.

The musician filed the lawsuit in federal court after the company in October used the pun "Don a Henley and Take it easy" in an advertisement selling a shirt style known as a henley -- a play on Henley's name and a title of a popular song by the classic rock band.

Don Henley Not Taking It Easy on Pun-Loving Clothing Company

The Wisconsin State Journal reports court documents filed this week show the Belleville-based company agreed to never again use or imply Henley's name when selling the style of shirt.

The company issued an apology to Henley on its website, saying it was inappropriate to use his name and the song title. It also made an undisclosed contribution to a nonprofit Henley founded.


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