Yogi Says She Won't Bend To Calm.Com 'Trademark Bullying'

Law360 (May 14, 2020, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Calm.com Inc. says its mission is "to make the world happier and healthier," but the popular relaxation and meditation app is stressing out a Michigan yoga instructor who filed suit Thursday in federal court claiming the company is trying to bully her out of her trademark rights.

Detroit-area yoga instructor Barbara J. Swaab says that she has been using the slogan "Take A Deep Breath" in connection with her business since 2002 and that she also holds a trademark registration for the phrase. But she said Calm.com started using the mark without permission in 2016 and had recently increased efforts to...

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