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|GRACELAND RANDERS NAME CHANGE
Danish Elvis Museum Threatened With Legal Action
December 22, 2015 - Various / Elvis Express Radio
Denmark's Elvis museum, 'Graceland Randers' is a replica of Elvis' Mansion home in Memphis, Tennessee and is now changing its name after 4 years of being open due to Elvis
Presley Enterprises (EPE) filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement on one of their registered trademarks...."Graceland".
Henrik Knudsen, who runs the "Elvis Unlimited" fan club and who owns 'Graceland Randers', says the Memphis, Tennessee-based Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. demanded that he
changed the name of the replica home and pay them 1.5 million kroner (UK-£150,000 US-$220,000) in compensation.
The Danish replica, twice the size of the original Graceland, is situated in Randers, 210 kilometers (130 miles) northwest of the capital, Copenhagen. It includes Knudsen's private
collection of Elvis artifacts, an American diner-style restaurant and a souvenir shop. It also has replica gates, along with a bronze statue of Elvis. The stones under the statue are
shaped like a vinyl record with a SUN-label in the middle.
|Left: An Elvis IMP performs at the opening of the Graceland IMP Randers which EPE threatened to sue for taking the name of the famous home
In 2013 Henrik Knudsen went even further and had an exact replica of Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi built
on the grounds. This little white shack has a small cafe inside.
Graceland Randers houses the following:
an Elvis Souvenir Shop,
an American Diner,
a Mini Movie Theatre,
a Concert venue,
and a Wedding Facility.
Knudsen said Tuesday he will change the name of the museum to "Memphis Mansion" as of January 1st 2016, so
that he can, what he says...."focus on our business."