The following headline immediately evokes a favorite quote from The Big Lebowski: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/The-Eagles-Sue-Hotel-California-in-Trademark-11115786.php Yes, the Eagles are suing the actual Hotel California (located in Baja) for trademark infringement. To those of you familiar enough with trademark law to currently be thinking, 'Wait, I thought you couldn't trademark singular song or album titles,' you're intuition is spot on. So what kind of case do Don Henley & Co. have against this establishment, particularly given that the Eagles are not well known for their actual, physical hotel services? Good question. Hotel California Baja has several senior trademark registrations/applications on the Principal Register, while the Eagles management company only filed their first application for "Hotel California" this past January, in conjunction with a list of knick-knacky gift shop fare. Will this turn out to be a battle over merch? Or should the parties settle and Take It Easy?