Easy Life has claimed that they are being sued by easyJet due to alleged name similarities.
The British band, known for songs such as Nightmares and Ocean View, took to social media to explain their present position, which they ‘never dreamed’ they’d be in.
Easy Life, comprised of Murray Matravers, Oliver Cassidy, Sam Hewitt, Lewis Alexander Berry, and Jordan Birtles, is an alternative band with 174,000 Instagram followers. They were founded in Leicester in 2017.
So it must have come as a surprise when, according to the band’s official social media website, they were’sued’ over their name by Europe-based airline easyJet.
The alternative artists described their position as “hilarious,” but they are “powerless” against such a large organisation, and they may have to change their name to avoid a costly legal battle with the airline.
EasyJet is a low-cost airline located in London with 927 flights in over 34 countries.
Taking to social media, the band began: ‘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. easyJet are suing us for being called Easy Life. They’re forcing us to change our name or take up a costly legal battle which we could never afford.
They continued: ‘We’ve worked hard to establish our brand and I’m certain in no way have we ever 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 lot updated,’ they concluded, before adding a pretty funny jibe: ‘For those of you who 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.’
British rock band The Amazons commented on the name controversy with a very popular meme, which sees Homer Simpson disappearing backwards into a bush.
In a statement, EasyJet informed NME that the legal battle was being carried out by EasyGroup, the firm created to promote the ‘easy’ brand into the industries of hotels, supermarkets, financial services, and more.
The statement read: ‘Stelios and easyGroup founded and (now) own the right to the easy brand name.
‘Other companies (including easyLife) pay annual royalties for its use as part of their business strategy.
‘We cannot allow unauthorised third parties to simply use it free, gratis and for nothing. That would be very unfair.’