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Sunday 20 August 2017

The Eagles sue Mexican Hotel California

The Eagles claim the hotel is capitalising off the band's hit (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The Eagles claim the hotel is capitalising off the band's hit (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The Eagles are suing the owners of a Mexican hotel named Hotel California, claiming it is capitalising off the band's hit song of the same name.

The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against the US-based owners of Hotel California in Todos Santos, a town on the Pacific Coast near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Sur.

The Eagles say Hotel California has wrongly led guests to believe it is associated with the band and served as the inspiration for their song Hotel California, which they say is not true.

The hotel website said that the owners do not promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerised by the "coincidences" between the hotel and the song.

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