Arcadia Targets Home Goods Rival Over Topshop Mark

Law360 (December 10, 2010, 4:57 PM EST) -- Arcadia Group Brands Ltd. has accused a Slovenia-based home shopping television and Internet business of unfair competition, breach of a co-existence agreement, and infringement and dilution of Arcadia's famous Topshop mark in its alleged interference with the fashion brand's U.S. expansion.

Although defendant Studio Moderna SA — which principally markets and sells medical equipment and household products — has previously had “minimal sales” and “an insignificant Web presence” in the U.S., it has recently expanded this presence “in a blatant effort to unfairly trade on Arcadia's...
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