Originally posted 2007-03-07 13:13:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Michael Atkins reports (I added a link):
Owners of the Jimi Hendrix family of trademarks have sued over use of the deceased musicianâ€™s name in connection with the marketing of vodka. Experience Hendrix, LLC, and Authentic Hendrix, LLC, filed suit yesterday in the Western District against Washington-based Electric Hendrix, LLC, [which was allegedly] formed … in 2005 for the purpose of selling, bottling and marketing vodka as HENDRIX ELECTRIC, JIMI HENDRIX ELECTRIC, or JIMI HENDRIX ELECTRIC VODKA. . . .
The Seattle Times reports the Hendrix family especially objects to the use of Mr. Hendrixâ€™s name to sell vodka.
â€œIn view of the circumstances of my brother Jimiâ€™s death, this attempt to associate his name with the sale of alcohol beverages amounts to a sick jokeâ€ stepsister Janie Hendrix said in a statement released yesterday.
There is too much confusion… Jimi will get some relief.
UPDATE: Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.