1000-Year-Old Village Told To Stop Using Name Because Of Trademark Claim From Hotel Chain Founded There

A residents’ association in the village of Copthorne was threatened with legal action by a multinational hotel chain founded there — for using the name Copthorne.

Brand protection officers acting on behalf of Copthorne Hotels, which has a large hotel in Plymouth, wrote to the small local group — saying it was infringing its trademark.

Link (Techdirt)

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