Popular Beatles’ Venue Sues

Court papers say that England based The Cavern Club is seeking to overturn a ruling that allowed Hard Rock Cafe International to use the club’s name.

The initial complaint was filed back in 2005 against the Hard Rock Café. The franchise is owned by the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Las Vegas. The filing seeks to overturn the decision that was made by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to allow and give Hard Rock International rights to the “Cavern Club” name in the United States.

The Las Vegas Sunday reported recently that The Cavern Club owns the trademark for the name in various parts of the world, including Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, Britain, and other parts of Europe.

Although it does not seem like a big deal, it actually is. The Cavern Club, which is actually located in Liverpool is considered the home of the Beatles, because they played there over 300 times. A lot of legendary British bands have also performed at the Cavern Club as well, including the Yardbirds, the Who and the Rolling Stones.

In the lawsuit filed, it says that the name Cavern Club is likely to cause confusion when the Hard Rock Café uses the name.

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