Michael Atkins reports (I added a link):

Owners of the Jimi Hendrix family of trademarks have sued over use of the deceased musician’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. Hendrix’s name to sell vodka.

“In view of the circumstances of my brother Jimi’s death, this attempt to associate his name with the sale of alcohol beverages amounts to a sick joke” 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.

Originally posted 2007-03-07 13:13:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Ron Coleman

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  1. […] A week or so ago it was the sad story of Jimi Hendrix on the bottle. The TTABlog reports on another famous – dead – guy – as – booze – trademark case: Applicant Anatoliy Bondarchuk failed to fend off a petition for cancellation of his registration of the mark MARC CHAGALL for vodka. The Board not surprisingly found that the mark creates a false suggestion of a connection with the painter Marc Chagall, in violation of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, and it therefore sustained the petition. […]

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