Clint Eastwood sues furniture company for using name

Updated: Apr 09, 2012, 08:40 AM IST

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.