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Trump Hit With Cease-and-Desist Letter Over Aerosmith Music

Aug 22, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The hassle between the rock band Aerosmith and Donald Trump, which has been raging since the band tried to get then-candidate Trump to stop using its music back in 2015, is flaring up again.

USA Today reports that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, a former “American Idol” judge, sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter today after Trump played the Aerosmith song “Livin’ on the Edge” at a rally Tuesday in Charleston, W.Va.

“Mr. Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr. Trump,” the letter says, according to USA Today.

“Tyler’s legal team said Trump’s use of the song is a trademark infringement and a ‘violation of our client’s rights of privacy,'” the story reports. “His lawyers say use of the song ‘specifically violates Section 43 of the Lanham Act, as it “is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person.”‘”

The report notes that Tyler has dealt with Trump’s use of the band’s music before.

“The singer’s legal team sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter in August 2015 and October 2015, after the then-Republican candidate used ‘Dream On’ on the campaign trail,” USA Today reports.

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