Doors Lawyers Issue Legal Threat Against Paris Pub
A bar called Lezard King in Paris is being threatened with legal action by lawyers representing the Doors. The establishment opened in September of 2010.
"I have received a letter from the lawyers of the Doors, who are giving me 60 days to change the bar's posters, its name, the name of its cocktails and the website," the pub's manager, Christophe Maillet, tells the AFP news agency. "The Doors did not want to be associated with a drinks bar."
The name of the bar is a reference to late Doors frontman Jim Morrison's nickname the Lizard King. Morrison died in Paris in 1971, and is buried at a cemetery in the French city.
The bar features Doors-themed drinks with names such as 'Soft Parade' and 'Light My Fire.' Maillet admits he went ahead and opened the bar without the blessing of representatives of the Doors. "I thought I was doing a good thing, burnishing the image of the Doors," explains Maillet. "I didn't ask permission but I suspected they would immediately refuse if I did."
He adds that he will adhere to the wishes of the Doors' lawyers if no compromise is worked out between the parties.
Watch the Doors Perform 'Light My Fire'