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The former wife of Van Halen's drummer is being sued over the alleged illegal use of the rock band's name to sell clothing, blankets and fashion accessories. 

According to court papers filed in Los Angeles, Kelly Van Halen is accused of illegally infringing on the group's registered trademark to market her fashion line. 

The plaintiffs claim Kelly's items are "identical or closely related to" merchandise sold by Van Halen which is causing a "loss in the value" to the band's name.  

Kelly and Alex Van Halen were married for 12 years until their 1996 divorce.  Van Halen trademarked its name upon the 1978 release of their debut album. 

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