Princess Diana's Estate Loses Trademark Bid

Law360, New York (July 11, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The estate of the late Princess Diana has lost a bid to use her signature for a range of perfumes and cosmetics.

Executors of her estate were refused permission to register her signature on the products because a Turkish company had already registered the name "Diana" for its cosmetic line.

Judge George Salthouse, a trademarks judge, ruled that Turkey’s Dalan Kimya Endustri AS, already owned the right to the trademark “Diana. The company registered “Diana” in 1996 for a raft of beauty goods, including perfume....
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