Metallica Raise A Stink Over Perfume Name

A new perfume smells like another lawsuit to Metallica, who are suing the makers of a scent that shares their name.

The group is suing French perfume maker Guerlain and the Neiman-Marcus and Bergdorf-Goodman department stores, arguing that consumers might believe the band is involved with or endorsing the scent, according to Jill Pietrini, an attorney for the group.

Metallica filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Friday. The suit alleges trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition, Petrini said.

Neither Guerlain nor the two department stores could be reached for comment.

Last year Metallica sued Victoria's Secret over a "Metallica" lip liner and Pierre Cardin over a "Metallica" tuxedo. Those suits were settled out of court, Pietrini said. The group is also suing Napster for copyright infringement.