Gianni Versace Wins TM Case, Block Against Other Versace

By Bonnie Eslinger (July 25, 2018, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted Italian luxury company Gianni Versace SpA summary judgment on its trademark infringement lawsuit against a company founded by an unrelated family that took advantage of the shared Versace name and began peddling similar fashion merchandise.

In a 32-page order, U.S. District Court Judge Hayward S. Gilliam Jr. sided with Gianni Versace on all of its claims against Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo SRL and owner Theofanis Papadas. The court also issued an injunction banning the defendant company from using, or inducing others to use, the Versace marks.

"The court finds in its discretion that a permanent...

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