Los Angeles: Legendary actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood has sued a furniture company for using his name to market its products.
The company has branded its products as ‘Clint’ and ‘Eastwood’. Eastwood has now sued a company and a website and its domain name owners for allegedly offering for sale entertainment centers, ottomans and chairs named after him, the Hollywood Reporter said.
In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, Eastwood claims Evofurniture and the Inmod site "are continuing to use Eastwood`s name, identity and persona for the purpose of attracting attention to the infringing
The furniture company obviously did not seek permission to trade on his name and movies.
Eastwood is seeking a permanent injunction against the use of his name, image and other rights of publicity, as well as unspecified damages.