by Philip Zies
Our latest IP Bully Award nomination comes from across the pond.
SNCF, the French train company that runs the famous train line known as the Orient-Express, forced a Danish woman who sold spicy food from a stall at music festivals under the trademark ORIENTEXPRESSEN to change the name of her business. The Danish Supreme Court affirmed the lower tribunal’s decision that the “catering services” offered from the food stall were too similar in kind to the “hotel services” offered by the train company. She sure got railroaded. (source)
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