Hall & Oates in Haulin' Oats lawsuit
Soft-rock duo sue over cereal
Hall & Oates have launched a lawsuit against a cereal company who are selling a granola they’ve called Haulin’ Oats.
The soft-rock duo say they’ve frequently had to take action against firms that try to “make a connection between the artists’ names and oat-related products.”
Paperwork filed in Brooklyn Federal Court calls for Early Bird Foods & Co to stop selling the product with its “phonetic play on Daryl Hall and John Oates’ well-known brand name.”
The veteran outfit are currently touring the US and rescheduled a show earlier this week after Hall was diagnosed with laryngitis. They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last year.