A three-year legal battle over the name “Van Halen” has finally been settled. Kelly Van Halen, who was once married to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s drummer, Alex Van Halen, until they divorced almost 20 years ago, has been fighting to use her famous last name on a variety of businesses like a construction and interior design company. 100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop’s Greatest Year When Kelly Van Halen attempted to trademark products donning her name, ELVH Inc., the entity that protects the copyright of the band’s moniker, argued in various courts that Kelly Van Halen’s use of her name diluted their brand, The Hollywood Reporter writes, ultimately filing a lawsuit in October 2013 to prevent her from infringing on “Van Halen.” However, on January 5th, both parties alerted the judge presiding over the case that they want the lawsuit to be dismissed after settling the matter out of court. As part of the settlement, Kelly agreed to not put her name anywhere near any music-related products. Secondly, “what she is going to do is to use Kelly Van Halen with another word like ‘Designer Originals by Kelly Van Halen,'” her attorney Daniel DeCarlos told The Hollywood Reporter .
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A former partner of Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine has filed a lawsuit against the duo, accusing them of improper business dealings. Monster Cable founder Noel Lee alleges that Iovine and Dre duped him into lessening and then selling his stake in Beats Electronics prior to the company’s $3 billion deal with Apple, according to The Associated Press . 7 Things You Should Know About Beats Music Dre and Iovine first teamed with Lee’s Monster, a maker of audio components, to craft the first Beats by Dre headphones in 2008; Monster claims to have a major hand in shaping the original look and sound of Beats headphones. Three years later, mobile phone company HTC purchased a 50.1 percent stake in Beats, which led to the termination of Beats’ contract with Monster.