British band claim they're being sued by easyJet owner over name
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A British band claim they are being sued by the owner of easyJet over their name.
It might sound like a joke but apparently not. In a post to social media, the pop band told their fans that legal action had been launched against them.
The bizarre claims state the airline had demanded the group, which formed in 2017, change their name or face some serious legal problems.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, a member of Easy Life said they didn't know what to do and were massively confused by the whole situation.
The post read: “Okay… never imagined having to do this, but we’ve no choice but to address the situation we find ourselves in. As some of you have already discovered, we are being sued.”
It went on: “easyJet are suing us for being called Easy Life. They’re forcing us to change our name or take up a legal battle which we could never afford.
"We’ve worked hard to establish our brand, and I’m certain in no way have we affected their business.
“Although we find the whole situation hilarious, we are virtually powerless against such a massive corporation. I don’t really know what else to say, will keep you updated.”
Concluding the post, the band joked: “For those of you that bought gig tickets and ended up on a budget flight to Tenerife, I apologise. For the rest of you; thank you so much for your support."
In a statement published to its site, easyGroup branded lead singer Murray Matravers and his bandmates 'thieves' for using the name of the company's homeware brand.
It read: "With reference to the brand thief Mr Matravers and his fellow band members who have decided to use our brand, easyLife, without permission.
"We have a long established record of legally stopping thieves from using our brands and I am confident we will stop Mr Matravers."
Speaking to the outlet, the band previously said they were struggling financially as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.
“Brexit really messed around our Europe tour," they said.
"As with America, there were just a lot of costs you don’t anticipate all at once.
"With Europe, you see bands everywhere struggling to tour after Brexit because it is a logistical nightmare.
"There’s so much red tape. We were one of the first bands to tour Europe after Brexit went through, and it was so stressful, and so much extra work was involved.
"We couldn’t sell merchandise or do a lot of standard things that you take for granted on a tour that would bring in a tiny bit of income to make it feasible.
"Props to all the bands still doing it because I can tell you now, they’re not making any money.”
LADbible has contacted easyGroup for a comment.