|Above, jump suits and other Elvis memorabilia on display at Graceland. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It looks like the Elvis-themed Las Vegas wedding chapels are no longer all shook up over cease & desist letters from The King's marketing company.
It appears that a verbal agreement has been made so they can continue having wedding ceremonies with Elvis Presley impersonators.
According to Fox5 Vegas:
Authentic Brands Group told FOX5:
“We are sorry that recent communication with a small number of Las Vegas based chapels caused confusion and concern. That was never our intention. We are working with the chapels to ensure that the usage of Elvis’ name, image and likeness are in keeping with his legacy. Elvis is embedded into the fabric of Las Vegas, and we embrace and celebrate Elvis fandom. From tribute artists and impersonators to chapels and fan clubs, each and every one of these groups help to keep Elvis relevant for new generations of fans.”
Several chapels said they’ve reached a verbal agreement on a license.
“From what I understand it’s going to be very palatable for all of the chapels,” Lester said. ”Even the smaller chapels - it’s something they will be able to afford.”
It appears the chapels will pay an annual fee, and in return will be able to continue to operate as normal.
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