Intellectual Property Newsletter
Trademark dispute sinks Cipriani restaurant
The Cipriani London restaurant, favourite eatery of celebrities such as Elton John and Naomi Campbell, has filed for administration after losing a costly trademark battle.
The restaurant was ordered to pay more than £7.5m in damages, when a Court of Appeal judge ruled that the CIPRIANI name infringed
a trademark owned by Orient-Express Hotels for its famous Venice hotel – Hotel Cipriani. Cipriani London said it was calling
in administrators ‘to protect its assets’ while it attempts to challenge the ruling.
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