Van Halen has reportedly initiated a lawsuit to prevent one of drummer Alex Van Halen's former wives from using her former husband's last name in a business she operates. Kelly Van Halen, who the drummer was divorced from almost 20 years ago, has been including 'Van Halen' in the name of her design company and in applications for trademarks associated with various products, including furniture and clothing. The group's legal filing contends that use of the name is, '...confusingly similar to Plaintiff's Van Halen Marks in sound, appearance and commercial impression' and maintains that some of the articles of clothing are, '...either identical or closely related' to merchandise the group licenses for sale.
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