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OFF BEAT: Furniture seller doesn't make Clint's day


After a career of mowing down punks and desperadoes, Clint Eastwood has fixed his steely glare on a new enemy: Evofurniture L.L.C.

According to a report, Mr. Eastwood is suing the East Rutherford, N.J.-based furniture seller—and a related website, Harrington Park N.J.-based—in Los Angeles County court over a line of furniture pieces bearing the actor’s name.

According to the reports, and Evofurniture had been marketing entertainment centers, ottomans and chairs using specific references to some of Mr. Eastwood’s most memorable films, including “Dirty Harry” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The pieces apparently have been removed from the Evofurniture and InMod websites.

Mr. Eastwood is seeking a permanent injunction against the companies, as well as unspecified damages, according to the report.

It is not the first time a furniture company has been taken to court for trying to appropriate a legendary leading man’s name for its products. In February, Arcadia, Wis.-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. agreed to pay Marlon Brando’s estate $356,000 for using the late actor’s name to sell a line of sofas and sectionals.