Swarovski Sues Walgreens For Trademark Infringement

Law360, New York (October 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- International crystal manufacturer Swarovski filed suit against Walgreen Co. Thursday, alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and injury to Swarovski’s reputation over the national retailer’s use of the trademarked Swarovski name on its recently launched Pure Allure crystal jewelry line.

“The deliberate misuse by [Walgreens] of the Swarovski trademark has created a likelihood of confusion, tarnished and diluted the distinctiveness of the Swarovski trademark, and violated Swarovski’s rights under applicable state law,” the suit stated. “The public has come to associate the Swarovski mark exclusively with high...
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