United States rock band Weapons N’ Roses has sued an organization that runs an internet gun retailer named Texas Weapons and Roses, charging in federal court docket that the enterprise appropriated its identify unjustly.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, attorneys for the band mentioned a company that runs the web store was conning shoppers into believing the enterprise had one thing to do with the rock band.
Weapons N’ Roses ‘fairly fairly doesn’t need to be related to Defendant, a firearms and weapons retailer,’ the lawsuit, filed Thursday, says.
Moreover, the band claimed, the gun supplier ‘espouses political opinions associated to the regulation and management of firearms and weapons on the Web site which may be polarizing to many US shoppers.’
Weapons N’ Roses, fashioned in 1984, is likely one of the most profitable bands of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2012. Its members are Axl Rose, Saul ‘Slash’ Hudson and Michael ‘Duff’ McKagan.
The lawsuit recognized Jersey Village Florist LLC because the proprietor and operator of Texas Weapons and Roses, which it mentioned sells firearms and ammunition, scopes, physique armor and steel safes, amongst different objects.
The web enterprise is registered at a Houston tackle and obtained its Texas registry itemizing in 2016 with out Weapons N’ Roses’ ‘approval, license, or consent,’ in accordance with the swimsuit.
Legal professionals for the rock group are looking for a jury trial and a court docket order barring the usage of the web site identify in addition to unspecified punitive damages.
The web store didn’t instantly reply to an e mail looking for remark.