Easyjet owners are suing Easy Life over band name

Indie-pop outfit Easy Life have revealed they’re being sued by Easyjet over the use of their name.

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In a post to their socials this evening, the Leicester-formed band shared a statement that read: “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.

“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. For those of you that 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.”

The band released their sophomore album Maybe In Another Life… a year ago, which debuted at Number 2 in the UK albums chart – the same position secured by their 2021 debut, Life’s A Beach.

Despite these successes, and having played Glastonbury just before Paul McCartney’s memorable set in 2022, Easy Life were forced to cancel their North American tour earlier this year due to the financial strain

“We’ve tried hard to make it work, slashing budgets and trying to justify some insane costs,” they said upon announcing the news, “but we’re just not able to get the funds to bring the Easy crew over this spring.

“Touring and seeing all of you is why we do what we do so this is hitting hard, but the world seems to cost 10x as much as it used to right now.”

Later this month, they’ll be co-curation Roundhouse Rising Festival’s 2023 edition, set to take place on 12 to 14 October.

EasyJet have since told other outlets it was not the airline that was suing the band but instead easyGroup Ltd. This is the parent company of the airline, and is made up of a number of ‘easy’ branded businesses such as easyBus, easyGym and easyMusic. This does include a business called easyLife.co.uk.

On the easyGroup website, there is an entire page about ‘brand thieves’, which encourages people to report other brands or businesses “disguising itself as an easyGroup company that is trying to piggyback off our brand.”

1 Comment

  • flashyboylawton9051 says:

    Unfortunately can’t post a picture, but their latest tour poster has an Easyjet plane taking off the runway on it, only the Easyjet writing on the plane has been changed to Easylife,in the same font. That probably didn’t help.

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