VAN HALEN: Family Feud Is Settled
Band drops lawsuit against Alex‘s ex-wife.
The Van Halen family feud has been settled.
In the fall of 2013, Alex and Eddie Van Halen‘s company, ELVH Inc., filed a trademark infringement suit against Kelly Van Halen, Alex’s second ex-wife. She still uses Van Halen and named two of her companies using the name, as well as attempting to trademark her name in relation to those businesses. The suit claimed she was using the VH name to advance her company in the marketplace, as well as it being “confusingly similar to the Plaintiff’s Van Halen Marks in sound, appearance and commercial impression.”
The settlement allows Kelly to continue using her last name for her construction and interior design company, but she has agreed to stay away from any music-related services. Her business includes the sale of children’s blankets, furniture, construction services and interior design, services that at last check the band does not provide.
Alex and Kelly divorced in 1996 after 20 years of marriage. They have two sons.
Alex married his third and current wife, Stine Schyberg, in 2000.