The Eagles Hit Mexico’s Hotel California with Trademark Lawsuit

May 8, 2017

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

The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit [on May 1] against the U.S.-based owners of Hotel California in Todo 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’s associated with the Eagles and served as the inspiration for their song “Hotel California,” which the band says isn’t true.

The hotel website says that the owners don’t promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerized by the “coincidences” between the hotel and the song.

The hotel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday [May 4].

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