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Note to furniture makers: using Clint Eastwood's name to sell your products will not make his day...or yours.
E! News has confirmed that the legendary actor and director is suing Evofurniture, a furniture company, for using his prestigious name to hawk their products.
Eastwood filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, which states that the defendants are using his "name, identity and persona for the purpose of attracting attention to the infringing products."
The 82-year-old Oscar winner is suing the company, a website Immod.com and its domain owners Alan Finkelstein and Casey Choron for using his name, as well as famous lines from films he's appeared in, to sell their products, which include ottomans, chairs and entertainment centers. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Eastwood's plan to take legal action.
One marketing statement highlighted in the lawsuit? "When you're invited into a person's home, you get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. When visitors come to your home, the Clint 47" Entertainment Center makes your family room alone look like you live in a perfect world of a million dollar baby." Eastwood starred in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Perfect World and Million Dollar Baby.
In addition to unspecified damages, Eastwood is looking for a permanent injunction against the use of his name, image and other rights of publicity.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Eastwood has sued a furniture maker for illegally trading on his star power: back in 2008, he sought legal action against the makers of a chair called "The Eastwood."
UPDATE: The two sides informed the court on Oct. 15 that they had reached a settlement in mediation. Terms were not disclosed.