Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings
(Link): Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings
Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley’s likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels
June 1, 2022
by The Associated Press
The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. Authentic Brands Group sent cease-and-desist letters in early May to multiple chapels, which are expected to be compliant by now.
(Link): Now or Never: Elvis-themed weddings no longer permitted in Las Vegas, licensing company tells chapel owners
June 1, 2022
By Sarah Do Couto Global News
Couples dreaming of an iconic Las Vegas wedding may feel all shook up if Elvis isn’t allowed in the building.
The licensing company that controls the name and image of Elvis Presley has ordered Las Vegas chapel owners and operators to cease using the star’s likeness in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal originally reported.
Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the company that licenses all Elvis-related products, sent a cease and desist letter on May 19 to numerous chapels in the state. The group also oversees several other major estates, including that of Marilyn Monroe and Muhammad Ali.
In the letter from ABG, the company writes that they intend to stop the unauthorized use of “Elvis Presley’s name, likeness, voice image, and other elements of Elvis Presley’s persona in advertisements, merchandise, and otherwise.”
(Link): Vegas chapels all shook up by Elvis likeness crackdown
By John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 30, 2022
Elvis might be leaving the buildings.
The company that lords over the King’s image and likeness is cracking down on Las Vegas chapels that book Elvis-themed weddings and otherwise embrace his persona. Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which licenses Elvis Presley-related merchandise, has issued a cease-and-desist letter dated May 19 to several Las Vegas chapels.
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