Chanel Shuts Down 'Chanel's Salon' In Trademark Spat

By Bill Donahue (December 17, 2014, 2:20 PM EST) -- Following a widely reported trademark lawsuit from fashion giant Chanel Inc., an Indiana salon owner named Chanel Jones has agreed to stop calling her business Chanel's Salon.

Chanel sued Jones in August, claiming the salon owner had ignored numerous cease-and-desist letters demanding that she stop using her first name for Merrillville, Indiana, business. There is "no absolute right to exploit one's given name commercially," the suit warned, "if such use is inconsistent with Chanel's rights."

Jones gave in on Tuesday, signing a consent judgment that permanently bars her from using the name and requires that she remove all mentions to "Chanel"...

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