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Chanel accused of ‘bullying’ small Australian chocolate maker

By February 27, 2016 No Comments

In the last week of the period where opposition to a proposed trademark can be filed, Chanel’s lawyers sprung to action and sent Ms Peck a letter demanding she withdraw her registration, ditch her logo, and not use the digit or the word ‘five’ in her business name.

Ms Peck agreed to the first two requests, but “lost her temper” on the third.

Chanel wanted Ms Peck to only use the digit or word ‘five’ while her business was located at it current address. “It was implied if I ever moved I would have to change the name”.

“That was when I realised I was being bullied. They don’t own the number five.

Read more about it at the Sydney Morning Herald.

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